Welcome back to Week #7! We are just moving right along with this sampler!
If you would like some more background info on the program, how it works or how we are planning on doing our version this year, please scroll back to the previous posts for all kinds of info…
This below is our starter palette and we will be adding creams, reds and greens throughout the program so if you have a chance to add in some of your own from your stash… go for it.
INTRODUCING BLOCK #7: GAME BOARD by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings
This block just has so many possibilities!
To get the block directions for this week from Lisa… GO HERE.
HOW WE DID OURS
Working with a more limited palette sure had its challenges with this week’s block but I think we came up with a solution that worked!
This week Cynthia and I chose (1) red, (1) green, (1) print that had both colors and a plain white on white for the checkerboard background. Just like last week, every once in a while adding in a white on white print for the background, or even a very tiny delicate print like a tiny pindot, really adds interest to a quilt. This time we chose a small floral white on white print for a little extra visual pop. I think it gives the basic checkerboard in the middle some extra pop.
In terms of placement, we knew the center checkerboard would end up “blending” with one of the two colors so just went with it and chose the green to be the dominant color in this block.
A couple quick tips on construction:
Sorry for SETTING POST DELAY. I have had a lot of deadlines that are taking priority. Please be patient and I will get the info up on the blog as soon as I can. The setting can’t be used until the end of the program anyhow so please bear with me.
As a reminder, here is the materials list for our setting:
MATERIALS LIST [25 blocks, 69″ x 69″]
We will see you guys next Wednesday with Block #8.
See you soon, Joanna