Stacy Iest Hsu said this block was inspired by her love for the log cabin block and that the first quilt she made was a log cabin quilt. This makes me smile since my mother loves log cabin blocks and she too made her first quilt using a log cabin design. It was a quilt that was in yellow and green and was for me! I still have it. Who knew that years later, she would still be loving the process of making quilts and that I would be immersed in this world as well. Thank you log cabin blocks!
I've started this week's color study with Stacy's version and in the colors she showed on her instructions. I thought it was a lovely palette! If her block radiated darker colors from the center going outwards, what if I flipped that to light on the inside? And maybe light little corners to make those edges fall away? Or just two color families with a little extra color pop in 2 corners? On the next row it is all about stripes and color on color or color stripes with cream. The bottom looks at changing up the color darkness with a dark single piece offsetting the "L" shape, almost creating more of a pinwheel center. For the very last image I switched up the placement of the blocks. Each week I stay within the exact placement of the pieces with this exception...I just could not resist how rotating the corners of the block quadrants made it looked like shades of boxes within boxes (so a little cheat!).
Have fun sewing and if you need the pattern, hop on over to Stacy's blog for the download. I'm busy sewing with a new fabric collection that I'll be showing very soon! Hopefully I'll catch up on Blockheads soon but for now I am excitedly sewing away at a rather frantic pace to make some videos for Fabric Forecast. Oh, and stay tuned because next week is one of my blocks for Moda Blockheads!
9/30/2020 07:00:15 am
Thank you for the color studies! I really love the pinwheel version, though it is really hard to choose a favorite. I know it takes time to do these studies for us and it is very appreciated. I love how it makes me look at all blocks in different ways. Sort of an extension of the creativity that is already built in to quilting by selecting patterns and fabrics. Good luck with your sewing of your new fabric line!
9/30/2020 12:24:37 pm
Hi Robin! I just need to tell you how much I appreciate the color studies you do. I look forward to seeing what you do with each block that comes your way! Thank you for sharing your inspiration and process. You are awesome! :)
10/7/2020 04:36:34 am
Hello, I love the fractured rainbow. Do you know what the name of the fabric is?
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