I said it! I am not so scared of templates anymore.... actually I think I am in template love!
I did a trial run on the Block of the Month for Jan/Feb.... Yep I took a very smart lady's advice. I pulled some reds from my grandmother's stash of fabrics and starting cutting. I must confess I was a bit tentative at first - but once I got going... it was not so bad. Not bad at all.
I am happy with the "test run" ..... It truly was so easy to put them together! (This is where the template love started to bloom..... I could not believe how well the pieces fit together.....) Made a couple of mistakes - but no worries. I think I know how to fix them for the "real" block. You see, the mistakes were made because of my pure excitement and utter lack of patience - I really really really wanted to see how the block would turn out. So much like new love - isn't it.
I had fun with the colors too. I am learning to step outside of the box and away from "normal" combinations.
I also finished two afghans for church. In fact, the first one has already been blessed and given away!
I like the purple, green, cream and brown combination....
This is has lots of bright colors! I am working on another one with some of the same colors - but a different pattern and am adding bright white to it. It is fun to work with the really bright wowie zowie colors!
So back to the templates I go.... I want to nurture this young love.