Well it’s done. Somehow I managed to wait until the very last day to finish up my DQS 12 for my partner.
Here it is in all it’s glory:
I must confess to breaking the rules. We weren’t supposed to use solid white. Somehow I missed that important tidbit until after I had made this block. Once I realized my mistake I went to look for the perfect shade of red and aqua at all the local fabric stores.
Do you know how hard it is to find the perfect shade of aqua?? Well it’s impossible. At least it is in west central Alabama and in middle Tennessee. So I chose the next best thing and used teal and red and came up with this:
I liked it but I didn’t love it. I also felt that it wasn’t quite what my partner would love. So it sat there for weeks and stared at me. Finally last week I decided to just go with the my first block and break the rules anyway.
I think my partner will be very happy!
paper pieced NY beauty block
Kona Cotton in white, teal, and charcoal
Pieced and free motion quilted by me (even the straight lines!)