Friday, 5 September 2014

classic meets modern {september edition}




first up... a bit of  improv piecing

"modern" maple leaf block


and in no particular order, here are all my blocks so far


This BOM is aimed at giving a fresh look to some of the traditional blocks. The tutorials come out the 1st of each month on the dot and are super easy to follow, however there are also lots of suggestions to help make each block more uniquely your own. And I'm experimenting more & more each month, trying to look at the old blocks with fresh eyes! Take the Dresden Plate block for example - normally I wouldn't cut any of the wedges from the background colour but I kinda like it this way, it makes the other wedges look like they are floating and creates more of a low volume effect! And including a bit of improv piecing in the Churn Dash & Maple Leaf blocks sure seems to make for an interesting feature! Of course I have also fallen back on some old tried & true ideas, like just mixing a small amount of white in with the cream backgrounds to give a bit of spark, and like just using only a little of my accent purple "pop" of colour! Looking forward now to next months block!  

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3 comments:

  1. I really like the Dresden block and the maple leaf looks brilliant!

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  2. Absolutely gorgeous - I love how you're trying things outside of your comfort zone, it's working, 'cause everything looks awesome!

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