I gave my brown Bargello block from last June some additional borders to make it the right size for the colour blocks quilt I'll be making with my blocks of the month. Brown is one of the most hated quilt colours, but I'm a fan and really ended up liking this block a lot. It was my first try with this technique, and it worked out well enough to inspire the full sized quilt mentioned above.
To compliment the original brown block, I tried my hand at the Rolling Tides Improv Curves technique from Alyssa at Pile O'Fabric. The negative space in my previous set of colour blocks had turned out well, and I wanted to pursue that further in this block. First, I tried going the pinless curves route. I was careful, but it was a pretty big disaster anyway. Having learned my lesson, I took it apart and pinned it like crazy in order to achieve this little wave on the bottom here.
That was a lot of work for one curvy line! I was originally going to have a matching wave at the top of the brown strip, but I was completely over the whole curves idea by the time I'd finished the first seam. Instead I just left it as-is and attached the top with a straight seam. That way I didn't have to deal with any more puckers like this (I hope you can see them despite the dark fabric):
Lastly, I put together a second pink block. It's a half-size version of the Up From Here block from the 2013 Sew Mama Sew Modern BOM. I'm not sure if I really picked the right shades of pink for this one, but I'm sure it will look good with my original pink Crooked Rail Fence block regardless.
I haven't gotten around to sashing the original pink block that goes with it, mostly because I've been working with smaller and smaller bits of the background fabric and I've got to be very strategic about cutting order to avoid running out. I will probably use my scraps to make the two new blocks and hope there's enough left for sashing at the end.
Here's a mosaic of all the blocks for this quilt so far. Only 5 left to complete!