For the Autumn Tints block, I found this great purple print that really "makes" the block (IMHO). The large squares are actually the wrong side of some fabric that I bought for another project and decided not to use. The front is a geometric print that just didn't go with the rest of the project.
I haven't had much experience yet with triangles. I need the practice -- the Otsego Lake quilts have several thousand of them!! The Box block is all half-square triangles, so they were easy enough to do. Some of the seams are a little funky, though. On inspection, it looks like whenever I get to the end of a seam, the fabric swerves off course a bit. I have no idea why. Fixing the symptom without seeking a cure, I just went back and sewed in the opposite direction, which works pretty well if you are just making one or two blocks. Definitely gotta figure this out, though.
Fortunately, by now it had dawned on me what a fundamental mistake I'd made. I squared these puppies up like crazy, and the block came out pretty well. Of course, then I started wondering if I could go back and square up the offending square in the first block. So I hauled it out of the trash, put it back together, and it looks pretty good, too.
So which one should I use in the final quilt? Now that I'm looking at them, I think I like the green one better. A girl's got a right to change her mind! Let me know what you think.