Hello! Lauv here! How's the Rock 'n Sew going? I’m back with the second approach to One Block, Three Looks. I really enjoy showing you the different moods that a quilt can embody by changing the fabrics in the blocks. The first approach was shown on a post by our very own Pat Bravo. The first time I did this exercise with The Hopscotch Block, I incorporated Pure Elements that complemented the fabrics that I chose. By incorporating solids you create contrast and give your quilt an ultra-modern feel that can even read as minimalistic.
This time; however, I wanted to use only prints, especially prints within a same collection. At AGF we put great emphasis on ensuring that the prints within each collection are cohesive and create harmony with each other. The block you see is a traditional Rotating Strips block with identical strips that measure 2 ½” x 6 ½”.
For the first block I used the Urban Mod Collection by AGF studio. The name indicates the casual, urban and contemporary qualities of this collection. Between the citric and asphalt hues in this line, the block leads to a modern quilt that transports you to a cosmopolitan city full of punch.
For the second block, the free spirit of Bijoux by Bari J. was the inspiration. The warm honey tones against the verve violets and pinks fulfill that longing of the ethereal, and embark you on a caravan full of trinkets and a quilt that you will treasure.
The final block was created with the vintage and floral collection Reminisce by Bonnie Christine. Reminisce was inspired by hazy summer days filled with simple moments of picking flowers and enjoying their beauty. This block creates a quilt on which you can sit and enjoy the sweet scents of fresh blooms.
This exercise is helpful not only as a tool to help you better see the feel of each collection, but also for your future designs. Perhaps when you’re uncertain on what to gift someone, or even within your own home to create harmony and coherence. Personally it helps me because I love an eclectic look, but I believe that understanding the different styles out there can help me achieve a look that contains the best of all worlds.
What do you think, what style appeals to you?