Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks: Blocks 3 and 4

3 - Odd Fellow's Chain
Block 159 on page 51
Karen Combs, Karen Combs' Studio
73 pieces

I had a bit of a challenge using this fabric line for this block.  It would have been so much easier to just use a lot of the solid prints for contrast.  However, I purchased this line to get out of my comfort zone.  My center star does not contrast as much as it should but it's staying that way.
4 - Tumbler Star
Block 194 on page 68
Benita Skinner, Victoriana Quilt Designs
20 pieces

I tried using another teal print with this block to use one color family as shown in the magazine.  However, it blended too much.  I did determine that the reason I'm having so much problem with contrast is because while the fabrics change colors, they do not change value, other than the chocolate brown prints.  I'm determined though to use the fabric line in as many blocks as possible; I may have to add some supporting fabrics though.

OOPS!  I forgot to add that Judy has started her blocks so please visit her blog too.

added 11/25/10 -- Cathy now has her four blocks posted.  Visit her too.



  1. Love the blocks! Couldn't believe how much I was looking forward to this post to find out which blocks were next. :)

  2. Great blocks! I'm enjoying your progress! :)


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