Yep–I made it to Friday Finishing School (FSF) today! Here’s Lollypop Tree Block Three, on a yellow check. I’m discovering that the more I do these, and am familiar with the different swoops and swirls of the fabric stash I have, the easier it is. I learned on this block the importance of contrast–light against dark–as well as the idea of balancing geometric/angular designs against the curvilinear/floral designs. I was kind of worried about that upper middle flower petal. Although I like the rosebud is intriguing, it does look washed out in the above photo. It’s a little less so in the real-life version, however. It cracks me up how many circles I’ve had to make.
Block One has 4 ovals and 27 circles.
Block Two has 2 ovals and 33 circles.
This block has only (!) 2 ovals and 15 circles. This was faster to lay out and faster to sew.
Total Circle Count: 75 thus far.
I have to say, I really like the softer yellows and the hot pinks. Making these blocks gives me a chance to explore the world of color in a new way.
And P.S. My husband calls this the Avatar quilt, after all the strange vegetation shown in that movie. (A botanist at our local university was the consultant, so we feel we have a home-grown tie to all those wild looking plants.)