Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Summer Sampler 2019 :: Circle Gets the Square

This week's Summer Sampler block is all about using color and fabric placement. Designed by Krystina Hopkins/KH Quilts, you can see the piecing is simple enough - you know - just a few little curves, all pieced the same way. But what really makes the design shine is playing with the fabric placement. It's not something I've explored much, but I love how the use of the 'white' fabric gives the illusion of a square in the center of the block. Kind of remarkable.

Week 14: Dandelion Clock [freehand foundation piecing/improvisational curves]
Week 13: Altitude [diamonds]     Week 12: Fussy Love [fussy-cutting]
Week 11: Bird's Eye Weave [stripes+curves]     Week 10: Off Kilter [partial seams]
Week 9: Oasis [inset pieced circle]     Week 8: Fierce [tiny piecing]
Week 7: Sparkler [transparency]     Week 6: Cul de Sac [curves]
Week 5: Rope Twist [paper-piecing]     Week 4: Victorian Tile [nested seams]
Week 3: Curious Crossing [improvisational piecing]
 Week 2: Pixelations [half-square triangles]     Week 1: Spring Fever [precision piecing]


  1. I admired this four-patch right away. You're right about the square in the center, and I wonder how that might play-out as transparency, using different values of a color. Isn't it fun to find new ways to experiment with quilting?

  2. Wow! This pattern is so unique! Never seen something like this before. Totally loved this pattern!

  3. It is a fun and striking design Debbie! I like Linda's idea of using colours that would create a transparent effect!, particularly as more blocks were added.

  4. love it. though I will confess I'm one of those crazies who really wanted that plaid to line up, hahaha