This week I'm determined to quilt awhile on the March Color Palette challenge. At first I thought I'd skip this month because the colors were just not 'me' at all. But then I was clearing out some papers and came across a dramatic black and white quilt pattern in an advertisement for a quilting magazine. The original design is by Kathie Holland. I thought substituting scrappy reds and oranges for the whites might work into a nice quilt using the March colors. I also reduced the size of the blocks to make them more easily cut with my 5 inch ruler and rotary cutter. I'd like to use yellow in the border, but I don't have enough of the fabric I'd like to use. I might have to think of a scrappy way to make it all workout. I'm still fussing with the color placements in the blocks. Initially it was totally random scrappy, but I found the black star design got lost unless I used a fair amount of control. Taking a photo and working off that, rather than looking at the actual quilt blocks, showed the placement flaws much more clearly. Who knew?