Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Benjamin Biggs block 1 Complete!

I'm happy with how my first block turned out.  I used Kaffe Fassett fabric for the main section.  It took me a while to figure out the color I wanted for the contrasting spots.  My brain really wanted to try orange, but the lavender seemed happier.  I wanted to line them up symmetrically, but I followed the vintage pattern exactly, which has them a little wonky.

I made the corner roses three dimensional, with folded centers.  These roses are going to be repeated in every block.

I'm a little bothered that the leaves don't look like rose leaves.  They're a bit blobbish, but they go with the overall feel of the quilt, which is slightly primitive.

This quiltalong is sponsored by Sentimental Stitches and you can still get the pattern for this first block for free.

2 people stopped folding laundry to write:

Heather said...

Good choice of using the mauve. I like the little rose buds, subtle but considering they are going to be repeated should have a big impact. It will be fun watching this progress over the year,

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I saw your block in the FB group and went looking to see if you had a blog. I've been going through old posts here and there...your Santa's Village is just amazing!
I tried cross stitch once, years ago, and did not have the patience for it after one small project so I appreciate seeing it ! : )

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