After taking a month off – I jumped back into the Quilt Pattern Designers Block Remix Challenge. For the month of August – we took on the classic Shoofly Quilt Block. It’s a pretty straightforward block made up of squares and Half Square Triangles.
I like to take a block like this and play with the proportion of the shapes as well as the “background” and “foreground” fabrics to see if something jumps out at me. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with turning classic blocks into flowers. After playing with the shapes for a while – this block started to remind me of a California Poppy.
Each Monday – we all share a bit of our design process in an Instagram post. You can follow along with us over on Instagram by using the Hashtags #morethanjustablockchallenge or #designerblockchallenge.
Here are the first 3 steps I shared for my “remixed” block:
Below – is the California Poppy block I came up with. Although the Shoofly block isn’t normally paper pieced – I decided that would work best for my “remixed” version. I made the side blocks – tiny slivers and rounded the corners of one half of the Half Square Triangles. After that – I created an appliqued center for the flower. This is one block in what will become (at some point) – a larger composition.
What do you think about the result? If you’ve tried a block remix of your own – I’d love to see it!