I didn't know what Kouign Amann was so I had to look it up. After seeing photos and reading the description (you can see one here from Food Network), my mouth is watering for the buttery sweet layered treat. So what might my color studies for this Kouign Amann free block design from Laurie Simpson of Minick & Simpson have to do with this pastry? My block is going to live in my yellow center of my quilt so I am thinking of the layers of golden pastry and all that yummy butter. Layers and yellow sound good, but first let's get that free quilt block pattern! (if you need it, the box below will take you to Laurie and the pattern).
Triangles of yellow and orange with a big mix of white dance in and out of the shapes for a light and sparkly look. Or try more filled in triangles to make a solid shape, like the sunshine. When making the flying geese unit and the rectangles are the same color, it starts to look like ribbons with dovetail ends. The corners around them look like excited bursts or add in more colored pieces to make those corners into ribbons as well.
If we start to play with the background white it brings a whole additional layer of dimension to this block. The dark midnight blue makes those warm yellows and oranges pop. Adding in a gray to some of the outer HST makes the illusion of a jumping jack and really emphasizes the 4 corners.
I love trying the color quadrants on these blocks and this one is calling my name in the Thatched colors. I need to make this.
This block feels like it is bursting with happy energy. I love it. Thank you Laurie for giving us this new pattern.
My block will be living in my yellow center within my quilt. I think the simple sunshine is perfect for my squared off garden theme. I've used Thatched and fabrics from Solana. I love the little sunflower seeds in white against the yellow background in the outer rays.
Two happy yellow sunshine/flower blocks. If you are looking for Solana, I have some bundles of blue and yellow Fat Quarters at my shop and I'll also have some precuts that should be listed by this Friday.
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