Friday, October 28, 2011

Modern Blocks part one - alternate colorways

I mentioned that I had made each of my blocks in another colorway to coordinate with each other. The color scheme was actually based off of the colors I used for the stargazing block, so I didn't remake that one. But you'll be able to see the versatility of the blocks with different fabrics.


All or Nothing:



All or nothing - alternate colorway



I was still fiddling with the construction method when I made this, but I love the colorways. I wanted to see a non rainbow option. I may love this one more than the first, but it's a tough call.


All or Nothing - Alternate Colorway




Best Friend:


Best Friend - Alternate colorway



I used another focus fabric here, the tufted tweets. It's such a strong pattern, I wanted to keep the rest of the block simple. So no fussy cut center block and simple green fabrics for the inner strips.


Best Friend - Alternate colorway



It was still important to me to keep the pattern of focus fabrics running in one direction...so I specially cut the tweets again for that. And look here at how this block would be on point! So much movement!


Best Friend - Alternate colorway




Doublemint:


Doublemint - alternate colorway



Still a mix of solids and prints, but I love the large grey polka dot in the background. And the running stripe from Nicey Jane looks so Matrixy in the background.


Doublemint - alternate colorway




A closeup on a diamond.


Doublemint - alternate colorway





I hope you all enjoy these other versions of the blocks I designed. I hope to make a quilt with all of the coordinating versions of the blocks and make a bunch of the other blocks from the book...my very own souvenir from this project!

23 comments:

  1. Love seeing all the variations. Wish Amazon would stop telling me my delivery's been delayed!

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  2. I like them all ... perhaps the diamond design captivates me most but because I'm a beginner I think I'm wise to focus on the simpler pattern in the middle ... all straight lines. Yeah. That's my style. For now.

    Liking the purple and greens!

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  3. Love this colourway! This doublemint is especially awesome - I liked it the first way, but I love it like this!

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  4. Love the purple and green combos! I have the book in my shopping bag!

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  5. You're so ambitious!! I'd love to see that quilt come together!

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  6. These look great I love the color combinations!!

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  7. These are just wonderful. Like you, I like the circle one in this colorway; but I love anything made with Tufted Tweets. I have just a tad of it left here, and I can see a few blocks made like yours.

    Thx so much for showing us these.

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  8. Oh, wow! I didn't know that I liked purple and green until I saw that diamond... Stunning!

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  9. i love seeing different color combinations. it really makes you see how diverse each block can be.

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  10. Great blocks! And love the new look blog!!

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  11. Changing the fabrics really changes the blocks. Thank you for sharing the various versions. Can't wait to see more!

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  12. I agree with Nicke. It is great to see the many ways these blocks can be used. I especially like the Best Friend block on point.

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  13. Very pretty. I REALLY like the Doublemint block.

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  14. great blocks! and i love these colorways even more than the other ones in your post last time. i think i will try one or another, they seem very fun!!

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  15. The All or Nothing in this alternate colorway is beautiful! And I really love the Doublemint block.

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  16. oh my, I love this all or nothing colour scheme!

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  17. Your blocks are stunning. I love the Tufts Tweets and the wheel. Really, they all blow me away.

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  18. I made the "best friend" block for my Pretty Little Pouch Swap bag. I made it a little smaller than your block in the book and it turned out great. It was easier than I thought it would be. Check out http://www.flickr.com/photos/53485155@N06/6277563197/in/photostream if you are interested. I love your blocks in the book!

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  19. Best Friend and double mint are wonderful. And, the color wheel is so complex - wow!

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