Like Hillary's assignment in September, October's also involves minimalism. We'll be making blocks that are minimalist, abstract winter landscapes. I scoured Pinterest for images of winter landcapes (my inspiration board) and the ones that appealed the most to me have trees in them, usually silhouetted against a white winter sky and snowy ground. I dig the ones with fences or mountains too.
My sample block, made with shades of grey, with black and white as well, is inspired by the idea of a row of moonlit trees along a road.
Minimalist, abstract trees on a road in the moonlight.
You don't need to choose a particular image and render it in a minimalist abstract way (I didn't) but feel free if you want. The inspiration board is simply that: inspiration.
I'm not too fussy about the greys - I've got a variety in this block, most of which are warmer greys like Kona Ash, but there's a touch of cool grey too so don't be afraid of, say, Kona Silver or Kona Medium Grey. There are a couple of shades of Art Gallery solids as well as a Bella Solid too, I believe. In other words, I'm not picky. I would like some grey in every block but it doesn't have to be the majority.
So to recap:
Palette: black, white, shades of grey
# of blocks: equivalent of two 12.5" unfinished. Can be two separate blocks or one big block (vertical or horizontal arrangement acceptable).
Theme: winter landscape.
Style: Abstract, minimalist
Being Sewcial: Everyone is welcome to sew along with us in October using the #inspiredbybeesewcial hashtag. Please leave the #beesewcial hashtag for Bee Sewcial folks only. And please tag me @felicityquilts so I can be sure to see what you're sewing.
Finally, watch the Flickr pool as well to see the photos pop up.