Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Playing with Colors

Not a Balkan Puzzle

Yesterday I rearranged a Balkan Puzzle block and found this block.

What if I try coloring it several different ways?

Color can totally change the character of a block.  Each of these blocks is now a different block simply because of the way it is colored.  If you are looking for a way to find new blocks, try changing the way an old familiar one is colored.

For more ideas on using color go to My Posts by Subject and click on Colors


  1. And then if you put two of the same blocks only with different colors into a quilt, you get secondary patterns that are also a surprise!

    This is too much fun.

  2. Elsie

    That is an excellent suggestion, well worth trying.

    I've done it on occasion by switching darks and lights from one block to another. (I.E., put the light where the dark was and the dark were the light was) And it has worked well. I've never tried mixing several versions of a block to see what happens. I'm going to have to give that a go.