Fat Quarterly Shape Workshop and thought I would try out this block, Card Trick, by Katy Jones.
Typically, I do not care for HST (half square triangles) but I really liked the block so I thought, what the hey - I'll try it.
First of all, I think this fabric is hideous! It was in my giveaway pile. I really have no idea why I bought it, as it isn't my style. But onto the block. I thought it turned out pretty bad, but actually now that I am seeing it in the daylight (finished it last night) it isn't so bad. Cutting and sewing all the triangles isn't so exciting for me, but the finished product is good. I doubt that I would make a whole quilt of these, but never say never.
My mind is talking to me, because as I write this post and stare at the block, I think this block in solids would be really striking and you know what, I just ordered a boatload of Kona solids. I had to! They were on sale AND there are new colors I don't have - that can't be......(yeah, I come up with some crazy rationalizations to buy more fabric, but I know I am not alone).