I have made some changes in the blocks I am making for Lisa Bongean's Primitive Gatherings Triangle Sew Along. Here is how I started out, using white, cream, and tan background fabrics:
I was just not loving the mixed up look of those different shades of backgrounds. I decided to switch it up and use only the white background fabrics.
I am much happier with the more uniform (although still scrappy) appearance of the blocks. It has that January/Snowman vibe that is so nice in the winter months.
Also, in reading the small print on Lisa's blog, I read that she plans on coming out with over 80 different blocks over the course of the year. What? I had been making two of each block design and decided to stop doing that immediately.
I re-made the earlier blocks where I had used tan backgrounds and now have a total of nine blocks, and three extras (duplicates) that have the white background. I feel like I am now on-track with a fabric assortment that I like better. I am using the original Snowman Gatherings collection Lisa designed for Moda. I also ordered some extra yardage of various prints in the Snowman II collection, which will give me a bit more variety in those white backgrounds, plus a few more blues and navies. In addition, this summer Moda will release Snowman Gatherings III, which will give me even more white backgrounds should I need them.
I have a plan and I'm sticking with it!
Hope your week is going well.