My next big quilt is going to be for my son and his SO. He and Patty both like fall colors, so I’m doing a tree in glorious fall oranges and reds using the watercolor technique I used for the sunset.
This time I want to use a variety of blocks and not set them in columns and rows. I want the application of the color to be less organized so I’ll set some of the parts askew and join the blocks of like colors in a running bond pattern where I can.
I have designed four different types of the pinwheel blocks. One produces a triangular block which, when assembled produces six pointed nested pinwheels when the color is organized. The pinwheel element is the sharpest of the blocks and I’ll use this one as grass.
I have a blunt pinwheel block that I’ll use for the tree trunk and a rounded pinwheel I’ll use for the leaves.
I’ll use the square dance block (same as the sunset quilt) for the backgound.
I’m having trouble finding pale silvery blues for the background. I’ve got lots of yellow/orange/red/burgundy for the leaves and lots of green for the grass but I could use more dark grayish brownish for the tree trunk and more charcoal darks for the 8″ border.