I put the first 16 blocks of the Arrowhead block up on the design wall today. There will be more to come.
|Arrowhead Christmas Blocks|
I was working on this Flip Flop Block quilt back in the Spring. That was just a few weeks ago, right? If time start passing any faster I'm not sure I get anything else finished this year. I have mixed feelings about the pattern. I like the way it looks, this version is called Shadow Block, but there is a bit of wasted effort and fabric in the process. You cut, sew, re-cut, sew and re-cut. See the rows of squares on the right side and at the bottom? Those were from 2" squares that I was able to get from the cut offs I just referred to. I also have about an equal amount of 2 1/2" squares.
My fabric choices are a bit low contrast and the quilt looks a little dark to me but lighter prints just did not work. I had planned to use the squares in the borders but now that they are up on the wall together I think they detract from the curves in the blocks. I need to decide on a border fabric. I was thinking that a zebra print might look good but now I think it would be too light. With borders this will be a good crib size quilt. My question is will the scary African Masks and wild animal prints terrify a baby? Any thoughts?