True to un-guild tradition (which we are establishing as we go along), the guidelines are few:
1) block can be either 5.5" x 10.5" or 10.5" x 10.5"
2) use 3 colors, one of which is your least favorite and one of which is white.
3) fabrics can be prints, hand-dyes, solids, hand-prints - whatever. Except the white, which must be solid white.
The blocks are due at the August meeting but I wanted to get mine out of the way, so I got to work sooner rather than later.
I thought this would be a good opportunity to make something "modern" and uncharacteristic, so I made some rectangular and square units in three colors and made a bunch of different layouts. I will spare you all the permutations, but here are a couple of them.
|this one was too orderly and reminded me, for some odd reason, of argyle plaid. Yes, I know that argyle is diamonds but that doesn't change anything. Since I dislike argyle, this was out.|
|This one didn't work. It wasn't balanced enough and even if it had been, it was boring.|
Here's what I ended up with (minus the errant thread on the lower right:-)
I am much happier with this, especially knowing that it won't be repeated -- even if I were to try, which I won't. On the other hand, it has given me another idea...