Improv at the Blue Nickel
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:
And here’s it progression to something new:
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…..
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!
Jennifer @ Ellison Lane
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.
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.
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
Just because you can doesn’t mean you should.