Yesterday there was a lot of block play in different colors.
|A single-masted boat.|
|Double-masted boat. 4" block, unless I add more around the sides.|
|The current boot block collection: 6" blocks.|
The next one is on the right: one less seam. Jury is still out whether the peafowl feathers are too busy a background. (They certainly didn't look right for the boot itself!)
Most recent is on the bottom. Aggie Maroon boot, mottled warm-gray background, and the blue blender for the heel. I think the less-busy background works better.
Might try a rearrangement of the seams one more time with the next one: there is availability for a half-square triangle to be the vamp and toe of the boot, instead of the stacking diagonal seams. The diagonals are somewhat tricky to line up and it's taking too much time.