Austen Family Album Blocks by Denniele
Denniele is setting her blocks on the square in a grid of pieced sashing .With 36 large blocks, adding piecing to the sashing can make for a l-a-r-g-e quilt so she's pieced in a tiny teal strip for added interest.
Her fabric/color scheme is a limited palette:
one large floral, one minimal white print and two solids.
UPDATE: Denniele tells me the blocks were redrafted to
6 inches--so it won't be as large as I thought.
Sounds simple but she is using the fabrics in challenging combinations.
Blue-green and red are complementary colors, so work well together.
they both have the same value.
Here I've eliminated the color. They are the same
shade of gray---which adds to the challenge.
She also designed a challenging set.
Block parts float in the background.
As Adair733 commented
"High Contrast = High Power. Wow"
See Denniele's Flickr page of Austen Family Album blocks here:
See basic instructions for the straight grid set (The Meryton Set) here:
The Merryton Set
with two-inch sashing and a six-inch border
AnnaMaria's plan. She has carried the sashing
into the border and then added a spacer border.
Here's a blog post on sampler set ideas: