Thursday, March 23, 2023

Challenge #2 for 2023 Make a traditional block Modern

Due: May 25th Meeting

Challenge: Make a traditional block modern. 

Rules:  Your new modern block must be a part of a completed project in order for you to get a prize raffle ticket. Mug rugs, potholders, and mini quilts are great small projects for this. 

Definitions I’ve found of modern quilts and modern quilt blocks include words like asymmetry, minimalism, improvisational style, scale, and negative space. These are described as modern design elements. Challenge #2 is for you to take a traditional quilt block and make it modern. Think about what would happen if one or more modern design elements are applied to a traditional quilt block pattern? What can you create? 

I hope you’ll have fun with this challenge!

Here’s a couple tutorials for traditional blocks turned modern: 

Make an Easy Freestyle Churn Dash Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star! (Video Tutorial)

Make an "All Stars" Quilt with Jenny Doan of Missouri Star (Video Tutorial)

Easy Improvisational Star Block Tutorial

Triple Play: Wonky Stars Quilt Tutorial

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