Created by: Bsmurphy2
Project

Sailor's Delight

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.

You Can Make This

Bsmurphy2 made Sailor's Delight with:

Quick-Strip Paper Piecing

Online Class

Quick-Strip Paper Piecing

with Peggy Martin

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

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.

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.

Skill Level

Beginner

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