Thursday, June 12, 2014

Block of the Month, #3

Oh, they just keep getting better and better! I am lovin' this block of the month! The colors are amazing, and it is just so much fun looking for the flower pattern in the block. And this month was PINK! One of my favorite colors! Oh, I couldn't wait to get this one put together.

First, I just want to recap. I finished these two already...

The names for these two blocks weren't flower names, but rather hawaiian terms, like 'aloha'. I decided when I started this party I was going to try and find a flower in each block. It didn't have to be a particular flower, and of course I had to follow the pattern provided and use the colors provided, so the first one was a couple of generic flowers. The second one,  though, looks like a Bird of Paradise flower to me, or at least that was my inspiration.

For this third block, the actual name of the block was plumeria. I looked up some images on-line and they are G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S! Various shades of pinks on the edge with yellows and golds leading down to the center. Oh my goodness, just beautiful.

So, I did something that I was actually hoping I'd be able to do as we completed blocks. I used some of the leftover orange from the last block to add a little more richness to this block. I needed to break up the yellow and this orange was perfect for the job. I think it will make more sense when I've finished the whole thing and can quilt the flower petals onto the block.

Considering pink is one of my favorite colors, I wish I could have gotten more into the block, but that's okay. I have plans.  I am thinking about putting some of the leftover pink into the first block to liven it up a little. That could be an amazing block! My two absolute favorite colors, in one block.  It might not be fair to the other blocks; it might become my favorite. With nine more still to go, I think all the blocks will be safe from favoritism. :)

I'm linking up with Needle and Thread Thursday. Hope everyone is having a great week!

1 comment:

  1. beautiful blocks and beautiful colors!

    Thank you so much for sharing at Needle and Thread Thursday!

    :) Kelly @ My Quilt Infatuation