I will admit that I used this challenge in a very selfish way. Naturally I was excited about the fabric, but I felt like it would be so much fun to use with my Star Thistle block.
|'GET THE POINT'|
23" x 23"
I wanted to explore the frame aspect of the block. I decided to use a light grey for the center and bring a darker different shade of grey radiating out. The centers of the blocks are a really dark grey that was also used in the final on-point frame.
You can see the shade variations here. Light grey to a black border. Too bad about that dark grey looking black!
The original block was comprised of (4) 6" blocks to make one 12" block. This time I reduced the block size, making the center block 8" finished.
This quilt screamed loud and clear that geometric quilting was the only way to go, so I naturally obliged! Aurifil off-white thread...only! I have to say I feel like I used a lot of restraint in the quilting. I didn't quilt on any of the colors, not one section!
The back shows what I'm talking about! Restraint! There are times when it's needed, when it's called for.
I really like how this turned out. I had no idea when I first designed the block that it would have so many possibilities.
Thank you Afton for the fun challenge and the fabulous fabric! I'm excited to see what the other competitors came up with!