I took an improvisational approach to my block, as that is how I normally like to work. It is composed of 3 small, wonky log cabin blocks.
I did alot of unpicking of the original blocks and 'cleaned them up', using only 3 fabrics for each color family.
The orange on the perimeter of this lock was from Josée's stash and is one of my favorites.
Then I felt sorry for blue, so i just included a little bit of it in the final block, just to make him feel better!
I like the way the colors stand out against a crisp white background.
And just to stick it to Josee, I made a second block. HA!
I thought that my row of cabins looked like a little neighborhood so I was inspired to make a house block. A modern house that is.
So how do these blocks reflect what modern quilting means to me? Well, I like the freedom that I have to approach quilting in any way I like. If I want to make a quilt with blocks that are perfectly square and all the seams match up, I can. On the other hand, if I want my quilt to be wonky and a little quirky, well that's okay too. I like that nobody in the modern quilting world seems to a problem with that. I also love that this challenge showcases so many different ways of approaching the same task. I'm sure that the final quilt that Elizabeth Hartman will piece together will be a wonderful celebration of all the differences that make each quilter unique! Hurray for modern quilting!
BTW, please head over to Josée's blog to check out her block. It is absolutely stunning! She's already gotten such positive reviews on flickr.