At Canberra Quilters we have a "small group" (which is actually quite large) of modern quilters that meets once a month. They are fabulous. This month I decided we might play with the Cheyenne block. It's a simple 16-patch block using squares and HSTs and you all know how much I love a HST. Heck we ALL love HSTs in this group. Check out what we made as a group recently!
This is the Cheyenne block I put together on my design wall as an example for the group.
In my email to the group I said value is important! And promptly ignored my own advice. For my next block I will have to concentrate more on the dark value bits being darker. I have a couple of mediums in there (the pink spot and the yellow pez for example) that mean the donut (as we call it around here) doesn't pop as much as it could.
While I was playing on the wall I realised that with a bit of flipping and switching, I could create a variety of different blocks. This one is a bit of a Churndash.
This one would look good en masse - like pointy columns
And I particularly like this one - where the low-medium volume issue doesn't matter so much.
I'm enjoying playing with this so much that I'm thinking of Starting a New Thing (SNT). Heaven help me! But I do have a couple of friends who have significant birthdays coming up, and I think these fabrics would appeal to one of them in particular.
I might have to make a few more squares and HSTs and see how they look grouped. This will be a fun quilt to make.