The First Three Blocks
Here are the first three spokes blocks I made, alongside the same photo, converted to black and white. If you are in doubt about whether you have enough value contrast between your monochromatic fabric choices, converting them to black and white is the easiest way to know for sure. Most cameras, photo editing programs and photo apps have filters to convert your photos.
And here’s the photo of the back of the blue block, showing how I pressed all the seams toward the spokes fabric.
Since I envisioned that if I quilted these blocks, I would leave the spokes un-quilted, I thought having the seam allowances behind the strips would add a layer that would help them pop.
One reason that I like working with 1 inch strips as inserts is that there’s space for the seam allowances and when you’re finished, the overall size of the block/background is unchanged.
I plan to make more this month, but I’ll start this month’s list with 3 blocks donated to the pot.