Value Proposition Recipe for Block 8
- Cut 18 Light identified as A on Map (6 for Round 2 and 12 for Round 3)
- Cut 7 Medium identified as B on Map (1 for Center* and 6 for Round 1)
- Cut 12 Dark identified as C on Map (6 for Round 2 and 6 for Round 3)
My Value Proposition Block
I fussy cut the Center and used a single fabric for the balance of Round 1 (B on the Map).
The 6 Darks (C on the Map) in Round 3 are cut from one fabric. In Round 2 there are also 6 Darks cut from two different fabrics (C on the Map). I cut four from one fabric (they have little dots in the middle) and two from the other fabric. To balance the block I placed these two darks on opposite spokes. It gives a planned and balanced appearance to the block.
The light hexagons (A) are made from scraps. I think that using scraps in this way adds a certain richness to the block and a great deal of visual interest however you can use a single light fabric for all A hexagons! In so doing the block will have a more "elegant" look and feel.
Whatever you decide to do have fun and experiment with your scraps and value!
I set up a Value Proposition QAL page on Flickr so that you can post pictures of your blocks and also see what others are doing! There are many very different and exciting blocks to see so do drop by and if you have time leave a comment if you see something you like!
If you are looking for previous Block installments of my Value Proposition QAL you will find all of the links under the tab Quilt Alongs by Karen H just under the banner. Enjoy making Block 8. Block 9 will be available on August 9, 2014. We are going to do something a little different with this block!
I hope you are enjoying this QAL! If you have any questions please feel free to leave a comment or send me an email. I send an email response to every comment so if you don't hear from me it means you are a no-reply blogger and I have no way of contacting you unless you send me your email address.
Until I post again, happy sewing!