My next project was to make a runner out of the "Fig and Plum" line. Since everything was going so quickly I thought I'd just make two while I was at it. I imagined these going together quickly with the possibility of maybe even a fourth runner pieced before the day was over. I decided to use the "Boardwalk" pattern from Heather's Little Charmers 5. I should have paid closer attention to the color scheme in her quilt--with this pattern it's really important to not have blocks made from similar colors too close to each other. As you can see in the picture below, one of my blocks is a green so close in color to the outer triangles, that they just blend together. Not only that, but for some reason I cut some pieces 2 1/2" wide that were only supposed to be 2" wide--I don't usually make cutting errors! So as I went to put the rows together, not only did they not match up, but the colors were blending together. I was not happy; in fact I was really frustrated, having to use the old seam ripper for far longer than I have in the longest time! But I'm not a quitter...rarely do I ever not finish a project...so I kept going!
I got this one done then went out to read some blogs...of course blog reading cheered me up as usual! This morning I put the other one together; I re-made a few of the blocks so I wouldn't have to use any of the green ones. I'm a little happier with the result...but it still doesn't have the level of contrast it needs. I'll probably make another one of these one day, just so I can get it totally right.