Yesterday I mentioned that my "Dear Jane" quilt taught me so much. What do I mean? You can see in these blocks that I picked fabrics that had a motif that I liked and fussy cut the fabric to get just the perfect piece I needed. Imagine, the windmill was 1/2 " across! My fabric ended up looking like Swiss cheese!
Then I had to had to find the supporting fabrics - just the right ones that would show off the composition and not compete, but complement the rest of the block.
My pile of blocks kept building. I made each one carefully and patiently. Since I was not copying Jane's original layout, I trusted that I would be able to make it work with the values and colors that I had spontaneously chosen.
Plus, I learned quite a bit about geometry because I had to be careful where the grain was, so the finished quilt wouldn't ripple.
I still LOVE this quilt!