Tuesday, December 6, 2016

6" Sampler Blocks: Not-Quite-Peaceful Hours

6" Sampler Block, Not-Quite-Peaceful Hours
Good morning, and Happy Tuesday!  My schedule is nutso these days, but I managed to finish this little sampler block last night that I'd been working on in odd 15-minute increments over the past week.  I'm calling this block Not-Quite-Peaceful Hours because I mistook it for the Farmer's Wife Peaceful Hours block when I was looking for that block in the EQ7 block library so I could preview fabric combinations. 

EQ7 Block Mockup
This is one of my favorite ways to use the EQ7 software, for virtual auditions of color, pattern and value before cutting into my real fabric.  Although you CAN scan and import all of your actual fabric into EQ7 for this purpose, I usually just find something similar that's already in the fabric stash library, as I did in the mockup above.

Peaceful and Not-Quite-Peaceful, Side by Side
As you can see, the blocks are very similar, but I think they are different enough that they can both go in the same sampler quilt.  I won't be setting them side by side in the final quilt layout.  The version on the right was a lot easier to piece because there were no angled/inset seams like there are in the Peaceful Hours block on the left.

I like the contrast in my Not-Quite-Peaceful block.  I also like that I combined fabrics that "don't go together": a Kaffe Fassett print in the center, the blue batik, solid white, and the thirties reproduction print with the off-white background that I used on the corners. 

That's all for today.  Busy, busy, busy...  I'm linking up with:

·       Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times www.patchworktimes.com

·       Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts http://www.cookingupquilts.com/

·       Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt http://lovelaughquilt.blogspot.com/

·       WIPs on Wednesday at Esther's Quilt Blog: http://estheraliu.blogspot.com

·       Moving it Forward at Em’s Scrap Bag: http://emsscrapbag.blogspot.com.au/


LA Paylor said...

thanks for visiting me at Not afraid of color.
I love your humor and blog, and that pumpkin pie would be my undoing. I'd eat it for breakfast. Let's keep in blog-touch! Love hearing your comments, and if you keep up this carb frenzy I'll get even rounder. Ho ho ho

Gretchen Weaver said...

That is a very pretty block, I love the colors. Blessings, Gretchen villacrestfarm@gmail.com

Run 'n Stitch said...

The reason the prints that don't normally go together do in these blocks is your amazing eye for color. All of those tiny pieces and the points are still there. Lovely!

Karen in Breezy Point said...

Love these blocks! It's amazing how different they can look because of the color and value placement!

Deb from frugal little bungalow said...

Beautiful blocks and so are those pies in the other post! :)