|"Your First Journey"|
|4 blocks to make the center 'black' block|
When I looked at the background requirements, I discovered that I really didn't have enough of the 'grunge' white that I intended to use, so thought perhaps the white with green small graph paper and white with flourish print on it could also be used as backgrounds if I chose to put it on strategically. But, to no avail, I still didn't have enough! Maybe if I don't have the cut off triangle at the end I can make it work. So, I carefully considered the sizings and cut quickly to try it. Well, you need to have all fabric pieces right side up to make these intentional directional cuts! So...I needed to re-cut the background pieces. I ended up with enough of the white with green grid and I went ahead and pieced the 1st block using it as the background. Once putting the first block up on the design wall, I realize that I should have paid attention as to which rectangle went the OTHER direction and that should be the OUTSIDE part of the block. That didn't hit me when doing my stitching. So..I had anticipated the dark being next to the dark square, and the florals being on the outside. Given my issues with cutting the first bit, I decided to leave it and press on.