Well, I think it looks good in black too. Today I did a bit of experimenting, and it is clear that I can make very good use of my half square triangle "mistakes". The red and white version on the cover of the APQ magazine I showed yesterday has the same lights in the background of each square (but the reds are scrappy). I think a totally scrappy version of both lights and darks will work just fine.
Does anyone know the name of this block? Is it "Hovering Hawks" or maybe "Anvil"? I think the pattern I am using tells what they think it is called, but I am too lazy to go down to the studio to check at this time, as it is dark out as I type this. I will have a look later and see if any of you guess right.
My sweet little high school student came over yesterday to work on her baby quilt. She was so pleased to have gotten three rows sewn together! She was so enthusiastic, she has asked if she can come over to sew more often!
I taught her the importance of lining up the seam allowances perfectly, which she was on board with. She was so surprised when she pinned her first row that even though she had paid attention to perfect seam allowance match ups, her raw edges were sometimes as much as a quarter inch apart. It was amusing to me to be reminded of how many things we had to pay attention to when we were learning to sew!
I would give her an "A" for following directions and for her attention to trying to get things right. And her attitude is outstanding too. Here's a confession: is it ever nice to have someone listen to me and actually do what I say! I could get used to this.