by Laura A.
Block #3 Waterwheel
Pictures from our Facebook page:
Altogether I have photos of 16 blocks while I'm writing this.
I Photoshopped them into a quilt in random order---
no design wall to work out color and shading balance.
And what I wound up with is a quilt that looks very much like the 20th century
style that Fawn Valentine called Mutating Blocks in her book on the West Virginia project.
with mutating color and shading.
It may look disconcerting when viewed in the context of today's tastes but it was
a look that Southern quiltmakers valued. They must have or they wouldn't have
made so many.
I always enjoy when you make up a mish-mash of the blocks.
I also love the random placings. :D
Graphically show what a difference fabric choice and value placement can make in a block. Thanks.
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