Esther's quilt design has given me a challenge to think outside the box. I auditioned so many color combination's for this quilt. In the end, I decided to go ahead and mimic Esther's choice of luscious 'reds', but to compliment it with some additional colors.
That being said, I ended up redoing block 1 because the lighter background was not playing nicely with my background choice for block 2 - and I really like the darker background anyway.
Now, I feel like I have a plan and I'm ready to take on the remaining blocks.