Variety Is the Spice of Quilting, Too!

We had a little fun at our Block of the Month class today.

We’re making a sampler from Eleanor Burns’ new book, Quilts from El’s Kitchen

"Quilts from El's Kitchen" by Eleanor Burns (Quilt in a Day)

“Quilts from El’s Kitchen” by Eleanor Burns (Quilt in a Day)

One of today’s blocks is called “Sage Bud”. A few of the ladies were not crazy about the fabric the shop chose for the kits, so we began rooting around in the scraps left over from previous blocks to see what we could find. I thought Id share the photos just to show what a big difference changing just one or two fabrics can make in a block:

Ann's is closest to the original fabrics we were given.

Ann’s is closest to the original fabrics we were given.

I traded the darker green in the corner units for a light turquoise in my block.

I traded the darker green in the corner units for a light turquoise in my block.

Zelma thought the large floral print stole attention from the pieced corner units, so she used white.

Zelma thought the large floral print stole attention from the pieced corner units, so she used white.

Karla decided to go with more of the apple-green swirls for a totally different look. Now instead of "buds" drawing my eye to the corners of the block, "arrows" direct my eye to the center.

Karla decided to go with more of the apple-green swirls for a totally different look. Now instead of “buds” drawing my eye to the corners of the block, “arrows” direct my eye to the center.

The fabrics used in these blocks are from the “Apple of My Eye” line from Riley Blake Designs.

 

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