I’ve been making a series of improvisational blocks from a bundle of fat eights and a single solid blue fabric, which is intended to tie them together visually.
Each set of 4 blocks has a theme, such as triangles from a strip set in this one
and random arrangement of free-cut squares in this one.
All blocks are 6-1/2″ in one dimension to give them some chance of fitting together eventually!
Set 4 had the theme “log cabin”, and I am fond of little lines in my designs, so it had some of those, too:
“Lines” was the theme for set 5:
Despite using a bundle of coordinating fat eighths and a unifying solid, I think these are getting to be too diverse to go together well. I’ll try to attack that problem in the next set. Please stay tuned, and share any suggestions you may have!
So much fun!!! How are/were you thinking of putting them together? With more of the unifying solid? If so, I don’t think the blocks are too diverse to go together well. But then I’m always drawn to lots of color.
Yes, I think more of the blue solid. Thanks for commenting.
Love these ideas. I always enjoy your designs and projects. Thank you!
Thanks for visiting and commenting!
Looking spectacular! I love the fabrics and the blocks!
Bold blocks which, together, would make a bold quilt. Why not
We will see! Thanks!
I think the bold colors, shapes, and designs will make a great quilt. I love the idea of making a series.
Thanks! I’ll post whatever eventually happens 😃
I think a lot of how blocks go together depends on placement. Play on the design wall before you give up. I am especially drawn to the last batch.
Thanks! Yes, design wall will be useful.
Interesting approach. Sometimes inserting more of your “base” color will settle things down, but really, it’s only in the playing with them, that the solution will be revealed. I look forward to how this progresses!