I did a little something different with my Electric Quilt play time this week. I am really intrigued by 2 block quilts. I like the secondary patterns that you get when blocks meet and I love it when you get that perfect combination that makes it hard to see the original blocks. This week I started playing around with a block. Two hours later I didn't have much in the way of fabric options but I had a lot of samples of 2-block quilts. I decided that I'd share them (good and bad) so you can see how I play in EQ. This week isn't so much about the fabrics but if you like the Thrive palette you can get ordering information here.
Here's the block that I worked with. In Blockbase it's #1415, Red and White Cross. All of these options are basically only changes in the alternating blocks.
All of the settings are done on point. This one is a good example of my tendencies when designing these types of quilts. I will pick 2 blocks that are equally complex. Coloring really makes a lot of difference here and I know this one is too busy because I could never get a coloring that I liked.
I like this one much better and really like the curved blocks around the border.
This one isn't bad. I'd need to play with the values more to get it to work.
This one would entail a lot of piecing for a so-so impact.
It's much better set in a straight set.
Next I searched for some less complex blocks to use at the alternating blocks. This one meets the criteria but it doesn't do anything for me.
Better, but still doesn't excite me.
This is kind of cool. It gives the quilt a strong vertical orientation.
This one has the same look and I think I like the look better.
For next week I think I will take a couple of these and start working with some different fabric layouts.