May 19 2012

Break out the crayons

What could you create if you took a block and remove all the preconceived notions of how it was colored?  I talked a couple of gals from the quilt guild into trying such an experiment with me.  I found a quilt block from a block book and printed out just the outline of the block.  Then it was time to break out the crayons and start coloring!  The object is to make two completely different blocks.  What do you see when you look at this block?

This is what I saw:

 The second part of the experiment was to sew the two blocks that you liked the best.  My two favorite designs were the top left and bottom right.  Here is the top left block.  While coloring this block, I asked myself how it would look for a modern quilt block.  The answers were white background, solid colors and a minimal look to the block.

The second block shows my fondness for rainbow quilts.  I am always drawn to them in a quilt show.

I am very pleased with both of the blocks and I think that they look different from each other.  It will be three weeks until I see what the other ladies have done with their blocks, but I am sure that it will be something different.

Are you ready to dig out your crayons?


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