Paradox Point QAL - Block 10 May 08 2017, 0 Comments

Block 10 - yowza! That means we are rounding the corner towards the finish line of our Paradox Point QAL. (Sorry for the metaphor but I just watched the Kentucky Derby!) This is a neat block featuring some stacked flying geese. Block 10 is one that can take on multiple looks depending on the contrast in your main colors and fabric placement. Let's take a look at what our talent sewers did!

Kristy's Block:

Paradox Point QAL - Block 10

Kristy used two black and white Me+You batiks for the main colors, a solid teal for the accent and the light grey for the background. Her lightest print is pretty busy, so she paired a more mellow dark print with it! This allows us to see the block details without getting lost in the busier print.

Juli's Block:

Paradox Point QAL - Block 10

Purple is the name of the game this week in Juli's beautiful block 10! She paired a lavender polka dot and a bright purple swirl with a solid black for the accent, all on that amazing newsprint background. There is a ton of contrast in Juli's main fabrics which allows you see those flying geese stack up! 

Mama's Block:

Paradox Point QAL - Block 10

Another stunner from MaryEllen! She chose two low volume prints, one a little whiter and one a little more beige for her main colors, a teal for the accent and that beautiful dark textured print for the background. Her two main prints have just enough contrast to see the pattern, but still keep with her low volume look! 

Block 10 Design Options:

Paradox Point QAL - Block 10

  1. Color Crazy - The triangles in this block scream "fussy cut me" all day at me! Grab your favorite prints and get chopping!  
  2. Turn Down the Volume - This would be the perfect block to explore using more than two main fabrics. Add one more or make all the triangles different!
  3. Holi-Daze - If you look hard enough, the geese kind of look like little trees. Play this up color placement for a fun Christmas version!

Winner, winner, chicken dinner!

 Today's winner sent us her gorgeous blocks via email! Nancy Lamontagne is making her blocks from her stash of batiks and paired them with a gorgeous eggplant background! Beautiful work Nancy!

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. You can also tag photos on Instagram with #ParadoxPointQAL! We will pick another winner for a small giveaway from everyone who participates. 

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