I'm constantly amazed how fabric laying on a shelf looks one way, then when you cut it up, and sew it back together, it looks totally different! And for some reason, I just don't have the gift of looking at it in it's uncut state, and correctly visualizing what it will look like pieced!
So here's the good news, I love this Root Beer Float block, and it fits together perfectly. I was a little worried about that outer sashing lining up correctly around the black star points, but it does, with no fussing or fudging, what a relief!
And, I think I've come up with the perfect combination for my green block.
But the red block, now that's another matter entirely...
This is what I originally thought I wanted.....but it's just too bold for me, and I like red, I can't image what someone who doesn't like red thinks when they see this block.
After playing with the different pieces I hit on this combination.
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The only red fabric that I kept was the center star. All the other combinations looked too bold and overwhelmed the pretty green star block. Which has got me to thinking, maybe I'll just make all the blocks green, maybe this quilt was meant to be green....but you know me and red, I'm not sure I can stick with 9 green star blocks....maybe just one red one, in the middle.
Luckily, I don't have to decide right away, I can just make all the green blocks and go from there, something I'll be working on this weekend.
We're in for a weekend of freezing rain, snow and frigid temperatures, more like February weather than early December weather for these parts, but perfect weather for making a big pot of beef stew, drinking hot chocolate by the fireplace, and sewing.....as long as we don't lose power!! Here's to hoping I have a design wall full of pretty Root Beer Float blocks come Monday morning!