Tish's Beautiful Block!
This is round #2 of our 2016 Round Robin with Sandra of mmm! Quilts, Cindy of Stitchin At Home, myself, and the original creator of this block center, Tish of Tish's Adventures in Wonderland.
If you've missed the original post, jump back there, and do a quick peek at the rules we created. This is all just a fun round robin between blogger friends, and a way to push ourselves.
This was difficult for me to decide how to add to it. I looked at her colors, fabric styles, and construction. The original block was a red center, white border, and another split in black and white.
I decided I needed to continue in similar colors, and keep with her method of construction. But just repeating the same thing in the next row would be too much the same, so I shifted it all 90 degrees. It's great how changing the orientation of this particular block creates a whole new look! I love that about it. I kept with the theme of her Asian inspired prints, and ended my round with a white on white print.
What Should Come Next
It's really interesting to note, but this is my favorite way to actually start an improv quilt. I love building centers, as in a medallion quilt, and grow outward, and think the next round will be much easier. I believe it takes a while to see if the quilt is building continuity--like this one, or the last person took it a whole new direction. Those factors will determine the pattern, and make it far easier to proceed. I
hope think this round was the hardest!
Just for Fun!
Patterns are something the brain picks up on, and we have an instinct for different or the same. Have you ever played the card game SET? It's based on recognizing visual attributes to color, pattern, shape, and number. If you're looking for a good game to share with all ages, this is it. You can find it in good toy stores, and Amazon carries it. Also, a daily FREE game is here, and will give you a taste of it. You might wind up a better quilter because of it, too!
The cabin restoration continues this week,
but I'll be popping in and out.
'Hope you're enjoying your summer!