|Mosaic of identical blocks rotated.|
Recently one of my blog friends - Allison at Campbell Soup Diary, made a beautiful quilt to a pattern of her own design. It is paper pieced, and I absolutely love it , so was very flattered when she asked if I would be a pattern tester. Of course I said yes.
Inspired by this quilt, I bought some new fabrics and raided my stash for others, with a rough idea of what I wanted to do. Allison has very thoughtfully included colouring blocks to nut out fabric/colour placement, so I spent a little bit of time making some different variations of my scheme.
I made the first quadrant of a block, photographed and cropped it, then made a mosaic of what a four completed blocks would look like. Initially I didn't like it, especially since it is so different from Allison's quilt. However I persevered and finished the remaining three quadrants with some of the other planned fabrics, so I would have a completed scrappy block. My block ended up a little smaller than the 12" finished size it was supposed to (and I suspect this is because it may have been printed incorrectly by The Scout). I do quite like the look, however I am a little perplexed as to what colour I would applique in the centre of all those gold tones.
I will print off some more templates from home, (lets see if these are the right size) and keep playing around, maybe I'll do one with more low volumes as Allison has done so the jewel tones POP more.
Luckily this is such an easy and enjoyable block, and I have a couple more weeks to work on this.