Improv at the Blue Nickel

June 28th, 2013

I love how my Studio name sounds like a nightclub or party place….and today’s post title helps reinforce that feel.  I have been extremely busy with multiple projects, but I pulled this partial project out during the deep Blue Nickel Cleansing Summer of 2013 to mess around with the other day.


Here’s a little history on this project.  I had designed a Kwanzaa block before this one for Generation Q back in December 2011 that just didn’t work for me at all.  So the  sad, abandoned block ended up floating around the studio, and I decided to do something along these lines with it.

Here’s the orphaned block:

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And here’s it progression to something new:

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I am still not sure I am happy with it. Maybe a bad block will always be a bad block? What do you think? I would love to hear what you would do with this baby…..

 

5 Responses to “Improv at the Blue Nickel”

  1. Elizabeth Johnsonon 28 Jun 2013 at 8:31 pm

    I like it,it is unique! Put a yellow/blue border on it and make a lap quilt! It looks very modern and the coloring is very woodsy. Make a great picnic quilt!

  2. Jennifer @ Ellison Laneon 29 Jun 2013 at 4:46 am

    Well, you definitely gave it a good college try! If it still doesn’t speak to you then it might never pass the test. I have blocks like this too that I’ve had to toss (gasp! imagine!) Let it marinate a bit more and you’ll know for sure what to do with it.

  3. Heatheron 29 Jun 2013 at 2:15 pm

    You didn’t tell the size of the resulting unit.It looks most comfy to me, so more warming oranges in a border or two, and a bright backing to make a lap quilt.

  4. Bethon 01 Jul 2013 at 5:35 am

    I think it is great. Being new to quilting, I appreciate those blocks that are not “standard”. This one creates a lot of interest, I keep looking at it for what I can “see”. That makes it a win in my book

  5. Pattie Con 01 Jul 2013 at 6:29 am

    Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.

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