For many years when I would choose fabrics for a quilt I would go with what the designer did in the pattern. I would use the same fabric line, and if a shop didn't have the exact fabric, I would hunt until I found the exact fabric I was missing. It didn't take me long to figure out that if I didn't start substituting some of the fabrics I would never finish anything because that took time..and it was before the internet so I would sometimes call a lot of shops describing the fabrics in great detail. I have also made a lot of two and three fabric quilts. They are simple and easy and use a lot of background fabric. Since starting this block a day project I have limited myself to one line of fabric and by doing that there have been times when I have had to compromise or just do color combinations that I normally would not. I now have found that some of my favorite blocks are the ones that use the greater number of fabrics.
So far this week I've made an orange horse, a pink and white block (which I am going to make a pink and white quilt), and now this brightly colored block. I don't know that I would make a whole quilt out of this design, but I would love a quilt using all of these colors. This is block number 242 of 366 and it is a 10-inch block. Happy Stitching!! --Kristen
** I don't know what happened, but this didn't publish last night when I hit publish...guess I need to watch that a bit more carefully.**