This quarter, for the 4x5 bee, which I love, I decided to experiment with diamonds. (If you're interested, I wrote up a full tutorial to make one of these 12.5-inch square blocks, available here.)
While making these blocks, I got to play around with color placement, my favorite! In this bee, I see each block as an opportunity to make one design into a unique creation just by switching up fabrics and colors.
Requested colors: aqua, teal, yellow, lime.
Requested colors: pink
Requested colors: Aqua, yellow, gray, with gray background
This is one of my all-time favorite color combinations! I really liked seeing how changing just the background color makes a big difference.
Requested colors: red and aqua
This one has a rather unique layout, with three vertical aqua diamonds surrounded by red. I also used a solid for the lattice strips to add a bit more aqua to the mix and balance the block.
I love this one! Something about the sharp contrast of red in the center, with the cool aqua and green tones around it, makes me very happy. Also, I'll use any excuse to get those DS Quilts dots in a project.
My test block: I requested scrappy and bright, saturated colors, so I did the same for my block.
I have so many projects waiting to be finished that I'm not sure if I can commit to this bee next quarter-- I always imagine it will take less time than it does, and I can't help myself and just dive into these fun blocks!