Arcadia Avenue - Starburst (block 10) July 06 2015, 0 Comments

Happy belated 4th of July! I hope everyone enjoyed their long weekend. I stayed up with my parents this weekend for a little mini vacation. We worked on some home projects, did some sewing, dreamed about puppies, watched fireworks and ate some yummy barbecued foods! It was a much needed relaxing weekend! Our lives are going to get a little hectic as soon as we close on the house! (follow our IG account for more info on our first house!)

We are on block 10! Where did the time go? Not going to lie, I am getting a little project ADD. We are going to start on our next BOM pattern as soon as we have this quilt done, so we are chopping at the bit! Block 10 is named Starburst, well because it kind of looks like a star bursting! At least in our minds =]

Arcadia Avenue - Block 10

Shayla's Block:

Arcadia Avenue - Block 10

You might have noticed that my block is slightly different than the original. I didn't want to add to much of this block's color (aqua) so it coordinated with the others. For the life of me, I could not figure out how to do that without changing the block! So I added two 1/4" sections between the low volumes, so there is just a little pop of aqua. I love how it turned out =]

Kristy's Block:

Arcadia Avenue - Block 10

My batik version of the Starburst block is very similar to the rainbow one! I love teals, so instead of adding purple, blue or green, I only used teals! The small secondary star in the center is my accent, pink, as well as the little bit in the outer edge. The dark center star and outer edge stayed the same as the pattern. I had a short OMG momentary lapse of memory and could not find any more of my light fabric... so I improvised and used a very similar light colored batik...and when I was completely finished with my block I found it! So, this is my rogue block!!

Shared Block (but really Kristy's second quilt!):

Arcadia Avenue - Block 10

Next up in our trip through the rainbow was aqua - the slightly teal blue. This is one of our favorite and most used colors! Each of the twelve parts has a different aqua. The center star is our black, as is the outer edge and the sketch gray stayed as our medium. The block turned out so pretty and really radiates!

Block 10 Design Options:

Arcadia Avenue - Block 10

  1. Lighten It Up - Reverse the lights and dark placement to make this block read much more light than dark.
  2. Patriotic - To fit the mood of this last weekend, we mocked up a very patriotic firework looking block!
  3. Less Color - Swap the light and colors to have just a pop of color and create a very different look.
  4. Grayscale - Use 4 different grays from a very light to a very dark to create this modern and sophisticated look!

And this week's winner is.... Courtney Nesom! She shared this beautiful version of our Blooming Block on her Instagram account with the #arcadiaavenue hashtag. 

Now your turn! We want to see how your blocks turn out! We have a Flickr group so you can add your photos there! We will pick one winner with each post for a small giveaway from everyone who participates.

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