Round 1: Scott's block.
Hmm, maybe an HST in the corner with the border blocks? No, a little too cluttered, I thought.
For Round 2, I was passed on a block center that Scott had added his own fabrics to. The quilt block owner, Ellen, had included wonderful Indian and Indonesian prints, with a batik center piece that was directional. I was at a loss at first as to how to incorporate the modern aesthetic but sketched and sketched until I hit on this design.
I wanted to make additional rounds easier to add by "neutralizing" the colorful center a bit.
My finish didn't quite match my sketch (MATH) but I again liked the movement created by the offset wedges. I hoped it was modern enough!
Round 3 I think was my favorite to work on. Adele, the owner, had some wonderful prints and lots of colors to play with, including a good length of her text and illustration focus print.
I kept the black and white theme going with the two color hourglass blocks in the corners.I don't know how modern my round was but I liked it a lot!
The Round 4 quilt was a bigger challenge for me, as Sarah's center block was improvisational piecing, which is hard for me to do.
Scott had added these wonderful cross blocks and I didn't want to interrupt their effect, so I only added to two sides. I repeated the soft dove gray solid used in an earlier round, with improv piecing. But I added what I call a "free radical" with the deep gray background and orange cross, just to kick things up a bit :)
There were 14 participants and we all had such a great time with this challenge. So glad I joined. And here is my block's Round Robin reveal:
Isn't it pretty? Center is my star block; Round 1 is the plain border by Barbara; Round 2 is the flying geese by Georganna, Round 3 is the beautiful feathers by Kim, and Round 4 is the improv piecing by Judy. I love it and have it hanging in my dining room to enjoy until I decide how to finish it.