Monday, February 20, 2017
These are my Buckeye Beauty in the red range. I'm trying to decide whether to make more blocks and whether I think this layout works. (Many of these blocks are not yet sewn together so they look askew.) A challenge with this pattern is that any block can only be moved diagonally to keep the pattern in place. I can't move a block right or left and turn it 90 degrees because that throws the pattern off.
But, after the four-patches and triangles are sewn together to make squares they are completely reversible. They can be sewn with lights in the middle or with darks in the middle.
I notice how strong the colors look in the blocks with darks in the center. There's something about having a strong concentration of color that seems especially noticeable when the reds are really dark. But the darkest darks are pretty obvious when they're on the outside, too.
And then there are the light diagonals and the dark diagonals crossing each other.
These blocks are simple to make and this has been a fun challenge. I'm probably pushing myself to make more blocks by the end of the month when I still have many of these blocks to sew and press. But always the question is, what does the quilt need/want?
I'm linking this post to
Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework
Moving It Forward Monday at Em's Scrapbag
Monday Making at Love Laugh Quilt
Design Wall Monday at Patchwork Times
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