So this post is for the QCA Bee 1 girls...
The QCA blocks so far have been very specific in instructions, but leaving fabric choice up to individuals. Well, I'm going to shake it up a bit. You have some restrictions in colour but freedom with the block. This is going to be challenging for those who like working to a pattern!
Colour and fabricAll your fabrics are solids. Black and white are essential. You will also need one, two or three of the following primary colours:
If you're stuck for these and need a bit, give me a yell and I'll post some.
CompositionGuess what? There's no pattern! You have to do a little homework and create your own block. You need to search for 'composition' paintings by Piet Mondrian. They look something like this:
Or more complex:
Or even set on point:
You don't have to do an exact copy, although you are welcome to. Look at a few to get the idea and a bit of inspiration, maybe sketch a few designs, do some strip piecing and see what happens...
Some people may wish to measure and draft, others will just cut and go for it. Try to keep your angles 90 degrees.
Size specificationsCut your black strips to 1" to give you a 1/2" finished line. If you need more definition for one or two lines, as per the on point picture above, go 1.25" cut to give you a 3/4".
Square or rectangular, between 8" and 12". (The smallest 8x8"; largest 12x12")
I may be crazy, but I want to see what I can do...