Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Squares - Building Blocks Tuesday

Continuing my little experiment of creating minis inspired by some modern artists, this week I've been inspired by Josef Albers.  You can learn more about him HERE at the Metropolitan Museum of Art site.  While he had many different series of paintings, the one I concentrated on was the "Homage to the Square".  It seemed fitting for a modern quilt.

Albers inspired block

I first made this 20 x 20 mini, but I really wasn't sure if I liked the colors I chose.  Albers has a whole color theory that I almost completely disregarded, so I tried again with these blocks....

Albers inspired blocks

I think I may sash them in black.  What do you think?

What blocks have you been working on?  I would love to see.  Link up your fabulous blocks.  You put a lot of hard work into them - show them off!  This free linky will stay open until the first Monday of next month, but I will repost it every Tuesday until a new month starts.

Quilter in the Closet


1) Please link up only to the page in your blog showing your wonderful blocks, not just the blog homepage.  Flickr pictures are also OK.
2) Make sure to put your blog name as the description so people know where they are going or the name of your block!
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  1. These have cone out really well ! Is it going to be a wall hanging? If it was to be a quilt I think I would experiment with rotating the blocks ( I prefer not to have a definite top or bottom edge as I then get twitchy if someone uses without the top being at the top!!!)

  2. I like these blocks Jen, they would make a lovely quilt.


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