Saturday, February 9, 2013

Layout Trials

I participated in a block exchange this past year.  We only recently received our blocks back, so I am now playing with layout options.  The only fabric I provided are the tiny squares that make up the Irish Chain.  This being my first time with a block exchange, I wanted to see what I would get back if I gave the others the freedom to choose the other pieces themselves.

As you can see, it is quite a dynamic bunch of blocks.  Some very dark, others light.  contrast in fabrics is also extreme - a lot of contrast to hardly any in a few places.  I have one extra block and I here that a couple more are still have not gotten to us.  the one block is so unlike the rest that I have reserved it for now.  It may yet make an appearance.  All of the block makers did a great job coordinating with my focus fabric.  The bright blues are a bit of a surprise to me, but 2 of them included it, so who am I to judge.

I will, most likely, play with other variations of the chain and see what strikes my fancy.  The "ah ha" moment has not yet hit me.