The pieces for my Working in Series class at the online Academy of Quilting are turning into jigsaw puzzles. I decided to base my first series on construction paper blocks I had made with different arrangements of squares. My ulterior motive was to knock off a challenge for a local fiber arts group I belong to. Our colors are restricted to black, white, and two colors we drew out of a paper bag. Our piece can be no larger than 15 by 30 inches.
I’m not wild about the piece I made that fits the challenge criteria. I’m fonder of a slightly larger attempt that uses only three of the challenge colors. I could make it fit the challenge by using a black binding, but I don’t think a binding will look good on it.
To continue the series, I switched to red, gray, and lemon yellow (the same yellow that’s in the piece above.) I made up only three of the blocks I had designed. Here are the results in various configurations.
Maybe I could finish each block separately, attach them to a backing with velcro, and allow the viewers to rearrange the blocks “as desired.” That’s partly a joke, but not entirely.
My latest variation was to use different values of just one color plus light gray, with one block at 10 inches, with the rest at 5 inches. I’m trying to keep to the 15, 20, 25, 30, etc., inch size.
Here are two possible settings with the 10 inch, 5 inch blocks. I think I’ll make another version of the 10 inch block and see what interactions that has with the smaller blocks.