#NGAQB – October
I am definitely smiling about the #NGAQB blocks I have finally finished for one of my fave, pug-loving, male quilters, Nicholas Ball! Mr. Quilts From the Attic is a relative newcomer, but he has burst onto the quilt scene with gusto! Normally I like to share a little bio about the guys, however, this month you need to read Nicholas’s instructions. They really say a lot about him, his personality, and how magical this particular quilt is going to be. Nicholas is an improv master, so a special thank you to him for pulling us into his world!
- I really want to keep to the colour palette of the original painting.
- I want it to be a representation of the painting, not a replica, so now I’d like all colours in the blocks, with the intention of creating a feeling of the work within your blocks.
- Even though I’m asking for imrov blocks, I’d like it if you could keep your piecing quite square/rectangular.
- In terms of size, I always think you’ll know best when an improv block is done. However, feel free to make any size block, which can be square or rectangular. As this is going to be quite a large quilt, I’m going to need to play around with layout, so I ask that you don’t straighten the edges of your blocks please but rather leave them ‘ragged’. That way I’ll have some room o chop and change!
- As for fabrics, I really like modern, graphic, geometric prints. I’d like a mixture of solids and prints, in the colours of the painting. I love lines, crosshatch and modern florals (think Friedlander). Please don’t use any clock or time fabric either! That’s not the look we’re going for people.