I am trying to follow each of her examples so my students have a tangeble block they can go to to see, touch and study how the stitches are put together
I have used cottons in all my blocks because it is much more forgiving of mistakes than silks and satins are and much less daunting to a beginner to put together
As most of my ladies are sane quilters first, I know they have a ton of this kind of stash at home and can easily put a block together with what they have in hand
Another part of my reasoning has been, if I can make all these prints look good together, it will encourage my ladies to use more color in their pieces as well
I also try to put a few "impossible" colors together to show how you can "blend" them back into a piece to soften it's impact.
I do realize that dark blue is a really stark contrast to the rest of this block but more in that later
Life is too short and there are so many wonderful colors to play with.