Block number/name: M-11 “Rickshaw”
Date completed: June 17, 2008
Number of pieces: 31
Notes on block: Finished is definitely better than perfect in this case! This block is just wonky. It actually felt as if it was going together pretty smoothly until I got to the outside sashing strips. And then things just weren’t fitting together well. The only thing I can think of is that maybe I just wasn’t careful enough while stitching and pieces got distorted. Weirdly, the block is actually 5” square-ish—but it just feels unbalanced somehow.
One thing I do really like about it though is the green diamonds. I took extra time to fussy cut and showcase the diamond pattern in the fabric which is almost exactly the same size as the diamond pieces in the block. Of course, then I forgot to pay any attention to the little paisley swishy inside the diamond—so they’re kind of going every which way. But that’s okay. They still look pretty nifty.