Saturday, July 7, 2012

Maroon New Stash Member

This is a monochromatic block compared with the others.  There is a little brown/tan in the one fish and on the bottom border.  I tried many colors with maroon (olive green, navy blue, pink, and peach to name a few) and then realized I liked the sophistication of black, tan, and grey with maroon.  This is a color I would never have imagined using, but now I will definitely keep it in the stash.  I also realized again that I am drawn to using black, which I wear a lot of but never thought about using in my quilts.
Here are all my blocks so far - a real mismash!  The brights and the blacks are pretty well distributed with the above arrangement. I am beginning to think the blocks may remain their different sizes with a few adjustments and black sashing.

7 comments:

QuiltSwissy said...

oh, now that is really cool. I do so like this one. You have jumped to the top of my list of favorites!

glen

Victoria Findlay Wolfe said...

Wow! They look so great together!!

Chris said...

I LOVE this block!

Nina Lise@Mrs Moen said...

I like how you have added just a touch of Asia to the blocks with the Japanese style fabrics! It goes very well with all the colours.

Tracey said...

Wow, Willa!!! Love this block. Very elegant colors, indeed. I like that you left the koy fish remain so prominent! Black is such a dynamic statement!!

Love, love, love all your blocks together. Can't wait to see your finish project(s).

Miki Willa said...

Seeing all the blocks together is amazing! I love each block individually, but together they make such a powerful and exciting statement. I am so glad you decided to play along with this challenge.

sheila 77 said...

A truly wonderful set of blocks. What good fun you are going to have deciding what to do with them. Whatever you decide, I'm sure it will be something special.