I finally made the time to play with the Magnolia Bud quilt block on point. Truthfully, it was hard to get motivated because I wasn’t interested in this block. Turns out that I had fun with it. I may revisit it with some other blocks, such as a basket block, or two, sometime in the future.
You can find examples of the Magnolia Bud block in a straight set by clicking here, or hover over the Quilt Blocks tab in the header and click on M – R.
Here is the Magnolia Bud set on point:
Sweet, but maybe too boring for some of us.
When the blocks are rotated, stars come out to play:
Add some color and play with value:
That may be a bit too flashy for some of us, but that’s okay. We can keep playing anyway.
Let’s rotate some more:
Ummmm…not my thing, but maybe appealing for some of you.
What if we added four patches to the Magnolia Bud block?
I like the subtle background interest that created. Do you?
How does it look if we add an accent color to the four patch?
Let’s simplify and see if we like that better:
I like it!
Maybe you won’t like your first try at quilt design. Maybe you won’t like your second, or third either. Maybe you’ll like the fourth try. Don’t stop there; your fifth, or tenth, might be the best (or worst) yet.
Just have fun! Don’t take it all too seriously. Do this for you…not the Quilt Police!