The Modern Aesthetic—Putting It Into Practice, Part II

Our February Exercise in Design

This month we will experiment with design using the L-block and its variations. The L-block looks like (and sometimes is) a quarter of a log-cabin block and is constructed the same way.

Here is the information we received at the February meeting: Directions for Designing an L-Block Quilt

(We are not giving sewing instructions this time, so if you get confused, look up log-cabin block construction. That will point you in the right direction.)

From your ChattMQG handout or your printout from the link above, cut out the blocks (an old rotary blade can make this part faster) and arrange them into something you like on the graph paper provided. It is a good idea to design something, take a photo, and then try something else. That way you can make a bunch of them and use the one you like best. It works better to use repositionable tape rather than glue stick for a temporary hold.

Please bring your graph paper design, pieced top, or finished quilt to our March 14 meeting for show and tell.

Last month we were requested to use two contrasting colors, one light and one dark, to construct our design or quilt. Working that way will give you a strong design with a lot of emphasis. However, we now have a new directive:

Put something of yourself into every quilt you make.

That something can be fabric, color, story, style… whatever it takes to make it your own. But do keep in mind that our goal is learning more about designing MODERN quilts.