With orange ending and pink beginning, I felt like trying a new block this week. I’ve seen it many times, but don’t know the name, except that it is a star block. I like the version with a central focus fabric. I opened a brand new charm pack with lovely prints and found a floral in a peach tone. What better time to use it than as a bridge between orange and pink.
If anyone knows the name of the block, please let me know. I have made it 8.5 inches unfinished. That is one of my standardCynthia sizes so it can be combined with other blocks.
To finish my orange blocks I made my two Geese Migration pieces. I realized that what I’ve been doing with these every month is using the two blocks as a study in values. I’m not sure what had in mind when she first made these blocks, but they have turned out that way for me.
Here is the light orange block.
The first fabric I choose is the solid sky triangle solid color, this one in pale orange. Then I make the geese progressing from lightest to maximum dark. I do the same for the 2.5 inch squares in each row. You can see the value in tone, as well as I could make it. For the darker block I’ve tried to do the same thing.
This practice in tonal values is always a challenge. Adding prints into the mix makes it more complicated, but it’s just a matter of trial and error until I step back and squint, which shows it up better. Give that a try on these two blocks side by side.
I hope it helps others who may have a hard time getting the concept to work in their projects.
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Rainbow Scrap Challenge at