Monday, 27 February 2012

Modern Block Monday - Higgledy-Piggledy

I lied. Last week, I said that I was going to do Binary by Angela Pingel, but I did Higgledy-Piggledy by Kate Henderson instead. No really good reason other than I had most of the pieces cut out for this block and I was feeling jammed for time. 

I had started playing with this block several weeks ago, but didn't like the colour combination I had first chosen (cyan, teal, lilac and black). Then I thought to switch out the black for grey -- nope. Finally I tried  this combination. Still not feeling the love and I keep thinking there's some secondary pattern or something going on with the middle two rows (no, I'm not taking any more Percocet!). I'm wondering if I did something wrong with this one. 

Here's what the nine blocks look like so far:

Completed Modern Blocks to date:
Next week's block will definitely be Binary by Angela Pingel of Cut to Pieces

Linking up to Sew Modern Monday -- if you get a chance, check out the modern goodness over there!

{Sew} Modern Monday at Canoe Ridge Creations

Happy Monday, all!


  1. I really love those colours and have no idea what you're talking about but then I'm not sure how it's meant to look!!

  2. Oh, your blocks are awesome! I love the solids!

  3. I agree with you about that block. There is something odd happening in the middle rows that I can't quite figure out. Perhaps it is the light against the dark? Either way I think the block is interesting, and maybe it is just one of those blocks that need very specific values next to one another?
    I've really enjoyed watching your progress with these blocks so thanks for sharing!

  4. These look great! Are they all from the modern block book?

  5. I don't know what the original block looks like but is it possible that the reason it looks odd to you is that the "dark teal" color is in both middle rows? It seems to give it some kind of optical illusion...
    I think it looks awesome anyhow. I really like all 9 of them so far, gonna be an amazing quilt!

  6. Oooh, your block makes me want to break out my copy of that book and start sewing!

  7. I really like what the colours do together - it looks like there's a shadow on the block. (In a good way).

  8. I LOVE these blocks together. I'm completely in love with solids right now so I especially love what you are doing!

  9. Your bloxks are an exciting interpretation of the blocks in the book. I will keep checking in to see your progress. Are you trying to make all the blocks in the book?

  10. Hi Ann, not necessarily all the blocks in the book, but enough to make a king sized sampler quilt. Thanks for commenting!


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