So many times, we become ingrained at seeing blocks colored a certain way. The original Patchwork Auditions looks at 7 simple/classic blocks and exposes alternate colorings. I loved this exercise and wanted to do it again, only this time with some more complex blocks.
This 4 block sampler quilt uses the Rising Star block from my book. I sketched out alternate ways to color this block and then chose to sew my favorites.
|original coloring from the Vice Versa Sampler|
I am over the moon about how it came out! The 4 sampler blocks are flanked by Flying Geese and then set on a stunning navy background fabric to really highlight the block work. And the quilting!! Oh man, don't get me started. I am in looooooove with this new to me quilting motif. Straight lines with the pebbles/bubbles alternating in. Super pattern - and totally doable at home. I had this quilted by my LAQ, but I definitely can see attempting this on my home machine.
I'll be back with the second version of this quilt in a day or so. And I'll also have details on the Workshop for those who may be interested!
Name: Patchwork Auditions Workshop Quilt #1
Size: 52" x 60"
Fabric: Various Cotton + Steel prints + misc from my stash
Quilting: LAQ Beany of Quilty PleasuresMe - Straight lines with bubbles