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Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Week 45 Port and Starboard

This weeks block did not enthuse me and maybe that is why it has taken until today to get the posting up.

I could not really understand why this block was shown in red, white and blue since the colors for port and starboard lights on a watercraft are red and green. And I was not able to use either color scheme anyway.

We are getting close to the end of this project and I thought perhaps I had better use some more of this fabric with Union written on it as it will have very limited use in other projects. As always though with this fabric it was a struggle to find something that goes with that particular shade of blue.

So here it is, a block to represent a major Union victory at sea in the Civil War.


Cheryl Kotecki said...

Wow - and I just figured it was a patriotic color scheme. I did remark on their being nothing particularly nautical about it I think? But if I'm remembering right, in the digital Blockbase, it was an orange and green combination maybe - slightly closer to your suggestion.

Your block is looking good with the carefully aligned stripes - it will be fun to see how you set all of these.

Sherrye said...

Seems neither of you were excited about this block. However, I think it is a pretty one, regardless of the dubious "name".