my dear friend holly and i have embarked on a new project together, inspired by the talented ms mcporkchop! we want to challenge ourselves to try new colour combinations and quilt blocks. each month, one of us will choose a photo, and the other a quilt block, and we’ll each use the photograph as a colour palette for the block we create!
this month holly chose this whimsical, vintagey photo:
i loved the orange and the aqua that featured in there, but my eye was also drawn to the band of grey in the background.
my choice of block was a traditional “square in a star”, which i’ll post a tutorial for very shortly.
the final result looked like this:
i like it! i think if i were to do it again, i’d substitute a different colour for the white rectangles surrounding the central square - possibly an apricoty orange…? but i still really like the block i’ve made. perhaps i’ll turn it into a trivet…