I had a free morning and dashed off a quick Patriotic block. I used the same pattern as last time except that I changed the center. I really like the way that pattern comes together on the outside edges.
Here it is side by side with yesterday's block. I was hoping for a daintier feel with the pinwheel center on today's block but it really doesn't shout out anything but "fast." I suppose there is something to be said for that.
Experience has led me to try to remember which edges to keep long so I have some wiggle room when I assemble them. When I am thinking straight, I write something on the edge.
And of course, here are my models.
To keep to a theme, I think there is something wrong with Evelyn. Look at that eye. I think she is on drugs. Or needs to be.
Certainly not my favorite block - colorwise, it just isn't too interesting and it also looks really flat/dull. All the same, it is a fine block and I don't expect all of them to be show stoppers. This probably means nothing to most of you, but at least the seams are good. You tend to get decent seams when you don't have a bunch of prima donna pieces of fabric all strutting around, showing off.