Sunday, February 3, 2013

My MMMRR 2013 center block

I'm such a creature of habit sometimes.
When I came up with the idea for the 1st Modern Mini Mystery Round Robin, it was partially because I wanted some cool quilty things to adorn the walls in this new house.
For this newest MMMRR, I again wanted to decide where I'd put the finished quilt in order to figure out what sort of color scheme and design I might want to go with. The blank wall to the left of my dresser in our bedroom was an easy conclusion. The colors I would use were naturally derived from the other colors in the room.

But deciding what sort of block to start with was a bit more challenging. I looked through a ton of places for inspiration including books, magazines and websites. Just as I thought I was going to make another Windblown Square block (I do like that block so much), I saw something that caught my attention in the back of the the March/April issue of Quiltmaker.

In the column QM design studio, Carolyn Beam showcased 3 blocks she created by combining the elements of 2 other blocks. One of her new design blocks called out to me and here is my version.
It combines parts of the Double Z block and the Duck Tracks block.

I'm really curious to see what my group mates do with this but of course I have to try and be patient and wait until it comes back to me at the end of June. Just who in my group gets to be the 1st person to add to this center block? I'm certainly not telling and she'll know soon enough when my envelope arrives in her mailbox.


14 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. looks great, are we just one group? am I even in your group???? bwaaaa bwaaaa if I'm not.... sniff sniff

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  2. Looks awesome! Wish I could have played this round!

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  3. A great block choice to begin your adventure on! Have fun and may all the quilties come back home!

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  4. I saw this block the other day and really liked it,too. Amazing how you can arrange HST's in so many new combos. Love your colors

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  5. I love your center block! I've been blog stalking so I can have an idea of the fabrics I might use when the minis get to me. That worked about half the time last time. :D Can't wait to see who's block I get to work on first!

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  6. This one looks so cool! Can't wait to see it at the end!

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  7. Its beautiful...you're not in my group... :-(

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  8. This is a beauty! I love the fabrics/colors!

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  9. I like the colors you chose. Very sophisticated! I would enjoy adding something to that block.

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  10. Love your center block! Traditional, yet modern. Can't wait to see what happens to it!

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  11. I hope you like what I did to it. I was a little disappointed that you didn't want those neon greens and pinks in it though. ;) LOL!!

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    1. I'm sure you did a great job Sam and yes I am thankful that you put the neon back in the drawer. LOL

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