I LOVE talking about blocks, studying blocks, and playing with them in Photoshop... I am always on a quest for great blocks and trying to figure out what makes them so great ... So I started this companion blog that will be devoted to this quest. But also check out my regular blog at http://olderrose.blogspot.com

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Part Two - Exciting results with limited choices

I promised fantastic examples of blocks using limited colors of thread and fabric...  If you are not familiar with Sharon Boggon's fabulous "I dropped the button box crazy quilt" , then you should be.  I was lucky enough to go to CT in 2011 and spend 4 days with Sharon and one of the highlights was seeing this quilt up close... and if I didn't get a photo of each block, it isn't because I didn't try... The blocks in this quilt are a wealth of inspiration and everyone should go and look through the blocks...  These are just a few of my favorites.  These blocks speak for themselves and as you look at them focus on the limited palette Sharon has drawn from the color in the blocks.

I said limiting your palette wasn't going to be boring...  Look at all the blocks again and now focus of all the trims, stitching, buttons, etc. which add interest to each block and again drawn from this limited palette . 3 is the magic number.. There are 100 of these blocks and each is a masterpiece....Also I probably have dozens photos of her tumbling block quilt which is equally remarkable...
Listening to her talk about this quilt and pointing out details was a thrill.

If you haven't taken her Encrusted Crazy Quilting class I urge you to get on the waiting list for the next class.
Again all these blocks are from Sharon Boggon's fabulous "I dropped the button box crazy quilt" and are available for you to study at will... You can also follow along with Sharon on http://pintangle.com/

1 comment:

  1. Sharon's blocks offer fantastic learning tools. I can imagine seeing these blocks in person would have been wonderful.