Years & years ago I had made a few "test pattern" blocks following Roberta Horton's book, "Calico and Beyond. " 1986. I had so much fun that I kept going & ended up with enough blocks to make a lovely quilt.
Then, it was an Eight Pointed Star quilt, now it's the Churn Dash quilt.
While using mainly low volume fabrics, I did try to have one or two fabrics that were a bit darker just to give a bit of depth, and I used a variety of scrap fabrics old & new, and I didn't worry about placement value.
In this pic thou' I must admit my blocks do look quite similer - late afternoon light I guess!!!
but all laid out on the family room floor, there is actually quite an interesting play with the scrappy lights & light- ers!!! I will keep reshuffling the blocks around until I'm happy with the overall look.
In the meantime, we will just have to walk around them!! (Bob's use to doing that!!)