|6" Night and Day Block|
The patterns on Charise's site are all for 12" finished blocks, but I'm making 6" versions so I can mix them in with my Farmer's Wife and Farmer's Wife 1930s sampler blocks. "Night and Day" was a good skill builder due to the Y seams and curved seams. These curved seams were easy compared to the ones I've sewn previously for the Rose Dream block and for the Drunkard's Path blocks in Lars's quilt, because it's a very slight curve. The Y-seams get a little easier every time.
Redrafting the block from an enlarged photo and then adding curved seam allowances was tricky, and I wouldn't recommend doing it that way if you were going to make an entire quilt using this block as it's probably not 100% symmetrical and seams joining adjacent blocks might not match up perfectly. In retrospect, I should have just drafted one quarter segment of the block and then repeated those templates for the other three quadrants; then the resulting block would be perfectly symmetrical. But I think this came out just fine for the purposes of a sampler project.
Here are my completed 6" blocks thus far:
|Completed 6" Sampler Blocks|
So, what do you think -- are my blocks starting to look like they "go together" better now that there are more of them? I'm not terribly worried about it. I'm just enjoying each block as a separate mini project. Next time I get a chance to sew, I should probably piece another pineapple log cabin block or two. I just received a fabric order of goodies from The Fat Quarter Shop with more solid and print blues and greens to renew my sewjo-mojo on that project. I'm linking up with Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times, Main Crush Monday at Cooking Up Quilts, Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilts, Oh Scrap! at Quilting Is More Fun Than Housework, and Moving It Forward at Em's Scrap Bag.