When I heard about the two-color challenge over at Color Girl Quilts, I just had to Drop Everything And Make it. Sharon is hosting a sew along / challenge to use just two colors. If you use black and white, the project could be eligible for a future issue of Curated Quilts.
So naturally my colors are black and white. I started with a big fabric pull from stash:
Lots of possibilities there! I added some solid black and white, too, and I came up with a pattern. It's a flowering snowball variation.
It's a very challenging block, with lots of cutting with templates. The block will finish at 9" so those corner curves are 3" radius. The layout will be off-set with lots of partial seams and Y-seams.
This design allows for a little bit of a transparency effect where fabrics appear to cross each other. Choosing just the right values is critical to making it work in black and white.
I created this design in 2001 for a Piecing Group project. My friends made blocks for me using my hand-dyed background fabric and commercial batiks. I'm machine piecing the new black and white version; no time for hand piecing and my hands can't handle it anyway.
Linking up with DrEAMi at MMM Quilts
and with Monday Link Ups:
Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Love Laugh Quilt