Arcadia Avenue - Spiderweb (block 4) March 16 2015, 0 Comments
Welcome to post 6 of the Arcadia Avenue QAL! Today we are sharing our Spiderweb blocks! This block has a secondary hexagon that goes in an opposite direction of the block. Our weather has warmed up so we finally took some photos outside!
Block 4 means orange! My favorite =] I placed my 12 low volume fabrics where the colors go, my 12 oranges where the medium fabric goes and my grey tone-on-tone where the light fabric is placed. I didn't do a ton of fussy-cutting for this block, but one wedge does have fussy-cut horseshoes!
For my batik Spiderweb block, I used just one pink where the light would have been, I then used the light in place of the medium. Each wedge has a different teal or turquoise fabric, no purple this time - I think this is my favorite batik block so far!!
This version of block five is one of my favorites! And its orange =] We kept the light and medium fabrics in the same place and used five different oranges, one in each color spot in each wedge - this makes the same orange go around the block, instead of each wedge being different! - I really love this one!!
Here are a few different design options for block 4.
- Changing Values - Swap the light and dark fabric every other wedge to create a fun effect!
- Radiating - Try radiating color out from the center and make each wedge with the same colors.
- Changing Values - Use light fabrics for the colors and put the colors where the medium fabric goes for a subtle block.
- Optical Illusion - Make all the A and B foundations opposites with only two different contrasting colors to create an interesting illusion!
Now your turn! We want to see how your blocks turn out! We have started a Flickr group so you can add your photos there! We will pick another winner for a small giveaway from everyone who participates.
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