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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

More "modernizing" of traditional quilt blocks



Marny here…in a previous post we showed a few steps to add modern elements of asymmetry and negative space to blocks.  What do some modernized versions of the nine patch block look like in the traditional alternating grid?  What might they look like with just a tweak of the setting?    

Here is the starting point.
Traditional nine patch in traditional alternating grid setting.
Elongated nine patch in the same traditional alternating grid setting.
Negative space added to elongated block.  
Different distribution of color and negative space.
Modernized nine patch in a "new" setting.
Just a first step away from the "traditional" alternating grid.
Added negative space at the top and bottom of the quilt.  

The natural next step would be to try out altogether different settings!  There is no limit to the experimentation you could embark on with modernizing blocks and settings!  Hope you give it a try!  

Till Tuesday…



4 comments:

  1. I'll absolutely give this a try! Thank you for this!!

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    1. You are welcome! Love to hear how it goes.

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  2. Thank you. This tutorial is so well done in sequence that I can immediately apply in my current effort to clean up all the lovely solid left overs. Not only can I apply this tutorial, it is so well done, I gained insight into how to apply the concepts to many other traditional patterns. Thank you for sharing your thoughts through a blog. I may not comment, but I'm reading!

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    1. Thank you Lisa. We'd love to see what you discover. And thank you for reading!

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