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I love to explore different coloring options for classic quilt blocks.  So many times, we become ingrained at seeing blocks colored a certain way.  Over and over until our brain only sees it that one way.  The Vice Versa blocks made me think that we are constantly missing a million other ways to color popular blocks.

The Patchwork Auditions Series looks at 7 classic blocks and suggests alternate colorings.  Feel free to join this exercise at your own pace. Use the coloring sheets to generate your own color options. This series is an exploration in color placement without judgement.  Play - explore - enjoy!

 Finished Quilt is 80" x 88"

Finished Quilt is 80" x 88"

ELEMENTS

  • Coloring Sheet for Each of 7 Blocks
  • 12"/16" Finished Block Cutting Instructions
  • Traditional Block Illustration
  • Alternate Coloring Illustrations
  • Photos of Sample Blocks

FINISHING OPTION  Make as many blocks as you like. If you'd like to make a quilt with the same layout shown on the right, you will need to make:

  • (15) 16" finished blocks

  • (8)   12" finished blocks

FABRIC REQUIREMENTS
3 3/4 yards background fabric
4 yards assorted scraps
5 1/2 yards backing fabric
5/8 yard binding

 

PATCHWORK AUDITIONS BLOCKS
Block #1: Sawtooth Star  (pictured below: traditional block left; alternate colorings middle & right)

Block #2: Shoofly  (pictured below: traditional block left; alternate colorings middle & right)

Block #3: Ohio Star (pictured below: traditional block left; alternate colorings middle & right)

Block #4: Economy (pictured below: traditional block left; alternate colorings middle & right)

Block #5: Mosaic No. 12 (pictured below: traditional block left; alternate colorings middle & right)

Block #6: Churn Dash (pictured below: traditional block left; alternate colorings middle & right)

Block #7: Snowball (pictured below: traditional block left; alternate colorings middle & right)

Quilt Top Instructions

(including number of blocks needed, supplemental rainbow stripe and flying geese block instructions, and sashing instructions.)

See the Finished Quilt!
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