This block designed by Kari Ramsay is called Fresh Flower. The block was fairly simple and straightforward to make. I really like this one set on point so I photographed it that way. I know that it won't be on point in this quilt. So perhaps I will make a similar block to set on point in another piece. Here is my block:
I used two greens instead of one, just to add a little variation. You know I don't like to be to much like everyone else! Ha ha.
As I was making this block I used some of my scrap cut pieces as leaders and enders. I learned that I need to do a bit of "pre-work" on that stack. If I had the pieces already paired up in light dark sets, I could grab them more easily to use. That sounds like a great job to do while watching a movie or TV, don't you think? I am only looking at the contrast on these, I am NOT concerning myself with color. In a really scrappy quilt, color is secondary to contrast. If the contrast is good, the quilt will be eye catching. I learned that lesson by reading Wanda's blog -Exuberant Color. With a name like that I would find it hard to resist!
More on the scrap busting - It is okay to just sew some of those pieces together when just want to sew and not think too much. The thinking can come later when you put it together into a quilt. I am thinking of using some of my half square triangles with the 4 inch blocks to make stars.
Here is one possibility:
Of course mine would be scrappy. Using the 2 1/2" squares and HSTs along with a 4 1/2" square for the center this will make an 8" finished block. There are lots of variations on this idea.
I am so glad I got started on my scrap busting project.