I have finished my block for Monika in Germany. She chose the paintbox block that Oh, Fransson! has made so popular. Each block features fabrics in one color and there are two sets of borders that are a solid of that color. The borders are irregular, giving each block a slightly different look. Here is my block:
I have to admit that I have not used red in my quilting before. I recently saw some very fun red and white prints in my LQS and bought a few so I decided to take the leap and make my block in reds. Here is my block with Monika’s starter block:
and here are the blocks that have been made for Monika so far:
I am not much of a photographer and this photo doesn’t do this group justice. Each block has some unique, fun thing going on in it. A mermaid with seahorses and an octopus, two people used pretty printed selvages in their borders, some gorgeous purple batiks, and the black block features a gorgeous silver metallic floral in the center and is very sophisticated. I think Monika is going to have a beautiful quilt when we finish!