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

7 comments:

  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. :)

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

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  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.

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

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

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  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

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  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 beautiful....how can it not when you're using the most beautiful of greens?

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