Sailor's Delight

Project Description

What advice would you give someone starting this project? Pay attention to value. This is an excellant example of what Peggy spoke about concerning value. I auditioned the 3 point fabrics against the yellow and thought they were great. I love these fabrics. Got it all put together and I HATE IT!! What was I thinking??? The blue and the green get lost inside each other because they are the same value. YUCK! I had orignallly planned to use a white background and use the yellow in place of the blue. I should have trusted my intuition. I made 2 of each of the other blocks to put in a sampler, but not this one. It's a real stinker.

What you will need

  • 100% cotton fabric from Moda's Portugal collection by April Cornell.

Q&A with Bsmurphy2

mtclifford asked:
Your project definately caught my eye! And not just because I love paper piecing! Yes the blue and green blend, but they blend beautifully and I really like it! Your background is great.
Bsmurphy2 answered:
Thank you! I really like the yellow too.
Dyyan asked:
This block caught my eye - Jeez, you are too hard on yourself. I love the colors in this block! The green is subtle (I don't like green much!) but the blue and red pop off the yellow!
Bsmurphy2 answered:
Thanks. You're too kind. Peggy is such a good teacher. I should have paid more attention to what I was doing.

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