Sparkle Block #01
So on Tuesday I got super excited by a fabric pull, and I knew I had to do something with it (thanks to you, dear commenters!) So without further ado, I introduce you to Sparkle Block #01! I wanted to use my five fabrics, but keep it simple and to the point. (K.I.S.S., yes?) I am very satisfied with the block design, and the balance amongst the five fabrics. I also love that I got to use some of my favorite fabrics here!
What I’m not so satisfied with are the white strips and my machine’s frustratingly decision to keep slipping those little pieces off the feed dogs, which prevented my seam line from being perfectly straight. The pre-sewn white strips measured 0.75″, but I wasn’t expecting this challenge, so I am not exactly sure how to navigate it. Readers: Over. To. You. (Am I making sense?)
I’m also frustrated by my camera and photograph, as it’s not capturing the intensity of that magenta, or the subtle discrepancies between the orange and magenta tones in the Color Me Retro fabric. It may be time to upgrade the camera gear! (Shh… don’t tell Mr. Sparkles!)
So, all in all, extremely glad I cut into Sparkle Bundle #01! I learned that I buy fabric for a reason (to use!), and I shouldn’t be afraid of not knowing the destination, and enjoy the process. I also love designing my own blocks (even simple ones, like this), as it gives me the ultimate sense of pride. I think I shall have to keep up this little tradition, and keep the Sparkle Bundles and Sparkle Blocks in production going forward. Who knows, anything can happen!