Saturday, June 5, 2010

Jane Stickle Quilt: LS-1

Jane Stickle block LS-1Block number/name: LS-1 “Nancee’s Fantasy”

Date completed: June 2, 2010

Number of pieces: 26

Notes on block: Thank goodness for Anina’s fabulous instructions! I handpiece instead of foundation piecing by machine, but doing it in the sections she suggested and then appliquéing the center was a great approach. Though I’m happy with the results, I was really hoping that this block would end up looking a little more dramatic than it does. I chose a really gorgeous ombré fabric. Unfortunately, the ombré was really gradual and maybe too subtle to show up in a block this size. It is darker at the bottom and lighter at the top, so it’s not a complete fail. The contrast is just not as exciting as I had hoped.