I've decided on a rainbow scheme, just slightly different to the original Metro Area quilt from the book. I'd also like to make a couple of the other quilt layouts...but one at a time.
This is my first attempt at my first block
I started with green because it's a colour I find quite easy to work with and I have rather the extensive stash to help me out. But I didn't like it. So out came the seam ripper and I made some changes. So here's the second attempt.
I like it better, but I don't love it yet. Maybe it's because it feels quite chunky compared to some of the small piecing I like to do; maybe it's because I feel like I'm copying the original too much; maybe I just need to keep going and see how I like it once I've done a few more and can see it in context.
So I kept going, and made the two other green blocks that will go with the first.
I have to confess that I'm still not entirely sold, but I'm going to keep going and made some more of the colours and then reassess.