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Thread: Black, white and ? Challenge

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    Senior Member sandybeach's Avatar
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    I know someone on here wrote about their Quilt Guild having a black, white and ___ quilt challenge using the colors from a pack of crayons. Could you please pm me. I love this idea and want to get more information.

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    Never mind, found her. It was LindaG. If you are interested in this also, let me know and I will share what Linda tells me.

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    Yes, I would be interested. Our guild is looking for some new challenges. Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandybeach
    Never mind, found her. It was LindaG. If you are interested in this also, let me know and I will share what Linda tells me.
    I would also be interested. Thanks, Bobbie1

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    Me too please!!

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    I'm doing this as a block of the month with my LQS. How we are doing this:
    At the first of the year, each participant blindly drew a crayon out of a tin. We would need to then bring 1/8 yard of that fabric to our first class and make our first block (we were given a requirement of black & white fabrics also, for the whole year). My first color was brown. I probably scowled when I drew the crayon, but said, I'm up for the challenge.
    So everybody made block one; each had their own accent color. At the end of that class, we each drew another random color crayon. That would allow us to find or buy that color before class 2. And so on. At this point, we have 10 completed blocks and our 11th accent color picked. We're ready to make block 11.

    Everybody's quilt will look remarkably different from the others, because, first and most obviously, everybody picked different crayons. But not so obvious when we started, was that everybody could put their 1/8 yard of accent fabric ANYWHERE in the block. So if one person chooses a white background with dark points, it will look different from somebody else's block if they make a dark background and put the values in different places.
    I've got my 10 blocks laid on my floor:

    accent color in block 5 is dark forest green- not too obvious in this photo
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    JenniePenny, What a great idea. Wow, this board comes up with so many wonderful ideas. :thumbup:

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    Quote Originally Posted by JenniePenny
    I'm doing this as a block of the month with my LQS. How we are doing this:
    At the first of the year, each participant blindly drew a crayon out of a tin. We would need to then bring 1/8 yard of that fabric to our first class and make our first block (we were given a requirement of black & white fabrics also, for the whole year). My first color was brown. I probably scowled when I drew the crayon, but said, I'm up for the challenge.
    So everybody made block one; each had their own accent color. At the end of that class, we each drew another random color crayon. That would allow us to find or buy that color before class 2. And so on. At this point, we have 10 completed blocks and our 11th accent color picked. We're ready to make block 11.

    Everybody's quilt will look remarkably different from the others, because, first and most obviously, everybody picked different crayons. But not so obvious when we started, was that everybody could put their 1/8 yard of accent fabric ANYWHERE in the block. So if one person chooses a white background with dark points, it will look different from somebody else's block if they make a dark background and put the values in different places.
    I've got my 10 blocks laid on my floor:
    jenniePenny what beautiful blocks and what an awesome idea

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    Thanks for sharing this tip.

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    Not my idea, i'm just part of this fun class! This is something outside of the norm for me (the part about not knowing how the quilt will look when I'm done and working with colors that I shy away from...)

    I think I will put white sashing between the blocks, and use cornerstones that are all the various colors. Then I'll come back for help here and ask about what kind of border to put on. But that will be after the holidays.

    Even if you're not part of any BOM Club or if you don't have a BOM pattern book - just use a variety of 12" blocks and pick a new accent color for each one. Close your eyes and have someone hold a tin of crayons in front of you and see what happens.

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