Thursday, September 1, 2011

Pansy (UFO#11) September 2011
Judy at Patchwork Times selected #11 for September's UFO Challenge.  My #11 is the Pansy flower block, which happens to be my most favorite flower.  This is the ninth block of my animal theme exotic flowers project that will be called Kourageous.  There are 23 Sections and 232 pieces OMG!  Do you remember these are 6" finished blocks?  One Section has 25 pieces in it alone (the yellow/purple petal at the 4 o'clock position near the two leaves at the bottom).  This is another of Linda Causee's designs from her book 24 Flower Quilt Blocks.

I'm starting to think of what colors need to be in the remaining flowers.  What do you think?  (Most of the fabrics I'm working with can be found on the Kourageous link.)  Since there are two blossoms in this one block...what are your thoughts on making them two colors instead of one color?  At the moment I'm thinking to stay with one color bringing out the lighter fabrics for one blossom and darker for the other, very much like what the designer did with the yellows and purples.  I also think I need to add more of the brown red fabrics into the project similar to the Cranesbill (February) and Larkspur (June) blocks.  I'd love to hear what you think. 

If you have a September UFO do get done this month I hope it's one you are excited to see finished.  Check back again to see my progress.


Janet O. said...

I've already given you my thoughts, but I just wanted to confirm that I like the direction you are leaning. It is a beautiful (and intimidating to me) block.

Marj said...

I agree, the brown/red with some gold. I am really liking your flowers. It is fun every month to see what you make.

JudyCinNC said...

Hoorah - I am leaving all design opportunities to you - you have not let us down so far. I do agree with what you said, however. Hee, Hee, Hee. Judy C in NC

Betty said...

Awesome, again a lot of pieces. You must like punishment lol