Week 2 with a new free quilt block pattern from Jenelle Kent of Pieces to Treasure and Moda Fabrics. Be sure to visit Jenelle's blog for the pattern download. I learned something new today- what Cooee means (it's on the second page of the pattern) in Australia.
Are you sewing with traditional fabric or only solid colored fabric? These color studies can be applied to any prints, patterned or solid fabrics. So lets take a look at this block and have some fun with color placement in this quilt block.
I started out simple with a white center and treating the top, bottom, and sides as a checkerboard of two colors. Then tried a subtle shade in two of the center rectangles to delineate the center meeting point. I also wanted to look at all yellows/gold with a glowing white center, or with an orange center, like the center of a flower.
The one with orange corners flipped the color and white on those corner HST (third row) so we notice the diamond shape and the T within it more...or is it a T? How about big "L" letters with a shaddow side. I was thinking of using this block in my pink row so I wanted to try that next as a pink flower (thus the orange pollen center). I finished up by trying my favorite color quadrants with shades of colors in four different families in each quadrant. I love how the light and dark variations look like overlapping shading.
As I was working on these, I had a thought that the ones with the orange centers reminded me of a pastry with the edges folded over the fruit filling. (And yes, I was hungry for lunch!) So I decided to have a little fun and make one a peach galette! The one to the left reminds me of braiding hair so I'm calling that "Rapunzel's Braid".
I DID decide to go with pinks for my own quilt and made it with Thatched in Cranberry, Fuchsia, Primrose and an Abby Rose print in the center.
Jenelle's IG handle is @piecestotreasure where she shows all those fabulous things you can do with her beautiful toweling. Check it out!
And for other designers blogging for Blockheads, visit:
Vanessa Goertzen – https://blog.lellaboutique.com
Corey Yoder – https://corianderquilts.com
Joanna Figueroa – https://blog.figtreeandcompany.com
Janet Clare – http://janetclare.co.uk/blog/
Sherri McConnell – https://www.aquiltinglife.com
Brenda Riddle – https://brendariddledesigns.com/blogs/news
Vanessa Christenson – https://vanessachristenson.com/blog/
Betsy Chutchian – http://betsysbestquiltsandmore.blogspot.com
Crystal Manning – https://crystalmanningart.com/blogs/blog
Chelsi Stratton – https://chelsistratton.wordpress.com
Kate Spain – https://kdspain.com/thedrawingboard
Lisa Bongean – https://lisabongean.com
Brigitte Heitland – https://www.brigitteheitland.de/blog
Jackie MacDonald – https://sweetfireroad.com/blog/
Camille Roskelley – https://camilleroskelley.typepad.com
Debbie Maddy – https://www.debbiemaddy.com/blogs/musings-of-a-fiber-fanatic
Anne Sutton – https://bunnyhillblog.com
Linzee Kull McCray – https://linzeekullmccray.com/blog
Laurie Simpson – http://minickandsimpson.blogspot.com
Robin Pickens – https://www.robinpickens.com
Jan Patek – http://janpatek.blogspot.com
Stacy Iest Hsu – https://www.stacyiesthsu.com/blog/
Jenelle Kent – https://www.piecestotreasure.com/blog
Lynne Hagmeier – http://kansastroublesquilters-lynne.blogspot.com
as well as Barbara Groves, Deb Strain, Tammy Vonderschmitt and Michelle White through
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