Phew! Here we are with my last post for a while on any blocks that I’ve made for/from this book. This is your last chance to comment and play along for a chance at a special prize. 😉 Today I’m sharing the last of the alternate color way blocks that I made while pattern testing these blocks. I just have three of the last four to show you because my alternate version of binary is virtually indistinguishable from the original. I was definitely fond of the white, grey, yellow, cerise, and green colors. I still am!
Box Kite alternate:
I really love this block in the alternate colors too. It’s just a really strong pattern that plays well with others. I kept it in solids again but did a more “simple” version with variations on a single color within each diamond.
I’m very fond of how the charcoal grey really makes the diamonds pop and the high contrast of the white center square…but those are all things which can be changed and personalized for your own blocks. A white background with a hot pink center and diamonds in shades of yellow sounds a little bit delicious to me!
One of my major concerns when picking out the fabrics for the original block was that people would not like my fabric choices (they are pretty strong patterns!) and therefore miss the lines of the block. So I wanted to make it with fabrics that are a little more “simple”. Also, there are four different fabrics around the exterior instead of two. Just to play more with the design options.
In the end you get more of a blender block I think…but one thing I’m confident of…the center really works best with solids and a small scale print.
It’s a Stretch:
I really think you could make this block in any colors and it would look great. I do think it works best with solids in general, but I’d love for someone to prove me wrong. lol
I used more different types of colors in this version just to see how the colors would play off of each other in this design. And though I’m desperately in love with the original, this version helps me picture the block in virtually any colors you want!
I hope you have all enjoyed my little sneak peak at the book and hearing my thoughts behind the process. I always have lots of opinions. 😉 It’s been so fun to see some of these blocks already popping up in other colors and fabrics! If you do make one, I’d love if you added your picture to my group on Flickr, Cut To Pieces.