Wednesday 22 August 2012

HST QAL: July Block

After making significant progress on my mom's Garden Lattice quilt, I dove back into the two remaining HST QAL blocks (and then I'm caught up!). The quilt along is with Jeni from In Color Order.

This is what the layout of the HSTs for the July block looks like:

I prepared my HSTs:

And then I decided to audition some possible combinations for the block. Check out my choices:
Option A

Option B

Option C

Option D
You can see how this one block layout has so many interesting variations depending on the value of the fabric. I thought for sure that Option A was for me, but then reconsidered for awhile before actually sewing anything together. Option C was sort of speaking to me, and I think Option D is quite appealing because of the graphic punch of the dark purple in the centre. I decided to walk away and come back to it a few hours later.

Here is the finished block from In Color Order:
And here is my finished block:

Do you think I made the right choice?

Lynn (aka Buttons)


  1. That's a fun one to play with. I like your final choice. It sings to me :)

  2. I think your choice is great! I had such a hard time with this block--I did so much auditioning! I like Option C too, but I think your final pick optimizes your color selection.

    Have you taken a photo of all of your blocks together? I still need to do August.... Preferably before September! :)

    1. Audrey, come back tomorrow and check out my post on my August block (Hooray, I'm all caught up!) and a picture of all the blocks together! (Do you have psychic powers?)

  3. This block can really look different depending on where you place the colours! I love how you chose to do it, it looks like a pinwheel and the dark corners stand out nicely.

  4. Love your final choice! Thanks for linking up with WIP Wednesday.

  5. I like your final choice. There are so many different looks it's amazing. The HST is one that I missed doing but it's fun to watch the progress of others.