Monday, February 10, 2020

The Color Spoke Project

Last year STLMQG had a BOM challenge where we picked one spoke of the color wheel and used only that color plus neutrals to make the challenge block each month. A different skill or technique was featured each month. I chose yellow-green for my color and found a range of values to work with, plus black and white. Here's my block from the month we were to fussy cut something; I fussy cut my Dresden center.

The challenge resulted in a random selection of blocks, only unified by color. Now it's time to do something with them. My plan is to puzzle them together a la Gypsy Wife, and fill in with black and white strips.

First step: throw everything up on the wall.

Second step: Run away screaming.

Third step: Make some filler pieces and units.

Third step: Work on rearranging blocks and elements and see if I can make anything cohesive out of this.

Not there yet, but this is the state of the wall today:

Still needs work. I need to make the background black & white strips and spread them around, so I can see where I have contrast and where I need visual breaks. A lot more playing with bits and parts is in order here before this comes together.

Link Ups:
Small Quilts and Doll Quilts
Love Laugh Quilt


  1. The black and white stripes are going to be really great unifying elements. It's a good start and I have confidence you can find a great solution to this puzzle. :)

  2. Good luck! I know you'll find your way through to a wonderful quilt top -- and your head will not explode (really).

  3. ah but it is going to be spectacular when done keep moving things around and adding filler. It will come together -- it's close.

  4. Ahh, the best of puzzles to work on. Love these blocks and look forward to seeing the connecting bits. Happy Stitching!

  5. Oo, the Gypsy Wife method sounds great! I like what you have so far and know you'll get it just right :)

  6. This is a good way to put some blocks together - I like your black and white idea to unify them. Looking forward to seeing the results. Thanks for linking with Design Wall Mondays, Judy

  7. It cracked me up to read, "run away screaming" :) Knowing how you are....but it's a puzzle and I'm sure you'll get it together and it will be can it not when you're using the most beautiful of greens?

  8. WOW!! I remember you working on this last year - but I didn't realize that you had such a variety of sizes to work with. The black and white striped fabric is perfect for it though!