Friday, April 1, 2011

We'll be in CLOVER in April

Sophie's Modern CLover #1This bud is for Kate--she suggested the design as for a lotto block and I loved it.

Because of the similarities to the more complex, traditional block, The Clover Blossom, I'm calling it Modern Clover. The directions for making this 6 inch (finished size) block are here:

Modern Clover Quilt Block

FABRIC GUIDELINES

For each block, you'll need cream background, green leaves and stem and a blossom fabric in the color of your choice in two values (lighter and darker).

• CREAM – may be solid, a tone-on-tone (TOT) print—usually these are white designs printed on cream—or cream printed with other color(s) which is predominately cream and will “read as cream” if you are looking at your block from across the room.  You don’t have to use the same cream fabric in both leaf units, but, if you want, you may use the same cream fabric for the leaf (and stem) units for ALL your lotto blocks.
• GREEN – also may be solid, a TOT print or a multicolor print that “reads as green.” You don’t have to use the same green fabric for both leaves, but if you want, you may use the same green fabric for the leaves (and stems) for ALL your blocks.
• BlOSSOM – both halves of the blossom unit should read as the same color, one lighter than the other.  They may be any color except green or cream/tan. Blossom fabrics may be solid, a tone-on-tone (TOT) print or a multicolor print that “reads as” your chosen color. Because HSTs are often made in pairs, you may repeat a 2-fabric combination in 2 blocks.


MAXIMUM NUMBER OF BLOCKS


For April, you may may enter a maximum of 10 blocks (again, because HST units are often made in pairs).  You may use the same cream background and green leaf/stem fabric for all your blocks, but can only use a specific light-dark blossom fabric pair in a pair of blocks.  For the maximum of 10, you'll need to use 5 unique light-dark pairs for the blossoms.


BLOG POST LABELS

For your blog posts, please use as many of the following labels as apply:

Clover - for any post about this month's lotto
April 2011 photos - for any post with photos of this month's blocks
Clover-mailed - when you mail your blocks to the winners at the end of the month
Clover-received - if you are a winner and are posting about receiving blocks that have been mailed to you

INSPIRATION

These blocks were made by Karen, Liz, Maree, MB, Pat, Susan and Wendy.

Karen's Modern Clover #1 Susan's Modern Clover #1 Karen's Modern Clover #4 Maree's Modern Clover #2
Pat's Modern Clover #2 Pat's Modern Clover #1 Maree's Modern Clover #1 Karen's Modern Clover #2
Karen's Modern Clover #3 Karen's Modern Clover #7 Pat's Modern Clover #2 Pat's Modern Clover #3
Pat's Modern Clover #5 Karen's Modern Clover #5 Karen's Modern Clover #6 Pat's Modern Clover #4
MB's Modern Clover #8 Karen's Modern Clover #8 Pat's Modern Clover #9 Pat's Modern Clover #6
MB's Modern Clover #7 Karen's Modern Clover #9 Pat's Modern Clover #7 MB's Modern Clover #3
Sophie's Modern CLover #1 MB's Modern Clover #4 Karen's Modern Clover #10 Pat's Modern Clover #8
Liz's Modern Clover #1 MB's Modern Clover #2 MB's Modern Clover #6 MB's Modern Clover #9
MB's Modern Clover #1 Wendy's Modern Clover #1 MB's Modern Clover #5 Kathy's Modern Clover #1

4 comments:

  1. Great design, Kate. It's easy to make but looks complicated. I especially love the light/dark orientation being in the consideration. thanks.
    Janet S.

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  2. Thanks. The idea for keeping the light/dark orientation was Sophie's, though (I may have done it that was in my mock up, but there was no planning involved!). I agree it looks good that way, though...

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  3. We're great collaborators, aren't we Kate ;-)

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  4. We definitely make a good team!

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