I’ve arranged both sets of blocks identically to illustrate how using different fabric placement can radically alter the look of the same block.
The first palette I chose was chrome yellow and ivory accented by black, with gray, tan and orange.
The second palette is with Liberty of London fabrics. I initially bought them because they reminded me of my grandmother’s dresses. I once considered those fabrics so fussy, but attitudes and tastes change, right?
As as a side note: in the third block in this set, do you see a critter staring back at you? Some of the members of the Flickr group have said it looks like a cat, a few said a monkey, and one even said it looked like a ‘vegetable face’ used to entice kids to eat their veggies. Whatever it is, it was simply a happy accident when I cut the fabric.