Here is Carrie's design....... made from combined grid blocks.
For this I have chosen colours similar to the one's Carrie has used as it makes it easier to follow the instructions (which are written according to fabric colour) as well as envisage the end result.
If I deviate from the sample colours too much, I take a photo-copy of the instructions and change the instructions to reflect the colours of my own fabrics, otherwise it can all get pretty confusing.
Here are my fabric choices, and again I need to lose one as I only need 4 fabrics.
The main fabric also has a matching border print
These fabrics all came from Chocolate Coated in Victoria. I spotted the sunflower fabric on the website(getting the idea I like sunflowers?) on sale and emailed for help in selecting co-ordinating fabrics. It's tricky getting a true colour on a monitor so I was reluctant to try to select them myself. Lara Gibbons from chocolate-coated.com came to my aid by making the above selections for me. Thank you Lara - decent customer service is getting far too rare these days.
I'll spend some time this afternoon doing mock ups. Doing these not only helps with fabric selection, but also gets the design layout into my head, so it's easier to know what's going on as I put it together.
Before I get sewing on this project though, I need to do some exercises from the next chapter, Understanding Terminology. The lessons are about figuring out necessary yardage for making blocks, borders and backing. A useful skill indeed!