One of the things that I often find overwhelming about quilting is the infinite number of choices. Choices in fabric, design, layout. A simple reconfiguration of blocks can create an entirely new quilt. Sometimes I get hung up on this, so I end up spending a lot of time thinking about things before I even cut into fabric.
I made a couple of blocks for my Folk Modern Table Runner Sew-Along using different fabrics so that you can see the difference made just by fabric selection. I used monochromatic colors on the left and on the right I used Carolyn Friedlander’s topographical fabric for all of the larger squares, then assorted bright solids for the outer triangles.
Then I took the images of those blocks to see how they might look in a completed table runner:
Next week I’m going to talk about how making slight changes to the block layout can make great differences in the overall design.