The quote above seems to be the perfect way to open a Design Wall Monday post. The purpose of having a design wall is so we can critic and edit our work as it progresses. Having quilted for many years without one, I now have two, I did make use of the floor, a table and the bed when it was time to lay out blocks. Now I am finding it so much easier to stand back and decide where things need to go or change.
Here are the blocks I have been working on off and on for a while. The pattern was in the American Patchwork and Quilting Magazine February 2009 issue. It is called Zen.
|Pieced Zen Blocks|
The pattern call for an alternating plain block. I haven't cut any yet. I have been buying a few more batiks because I didn't have a diverse enough selection for them. My original thought was to use all pieced blocks. Many of these were made from a sampler roll of batiks I had purchased at a show so I didn't have yardage or even fat quarters. They were 6" x 18" pieces and I could get the block cut with just a few inches to spare.
|More Balancing Act Blocks|
Back to today's meditative process. Do you think the Zen blocks need the plain alternate blocks (they would be scrappy also) or do you like the pieced blocks alone?