This quilt, Circular Reasoning, uses the same idea for varied value placement as Bow Ties that I shared earlier. I chose to use a solid red for the circular pieces and solid black for the "crossing" segments. The other parts of the block vary in light medium or dark fabrics.
The variation in value placement results in a high energy quilt and keeps your eye moving.
When building the blocks I first tried a more scrappy look with a different fabric in each area of the block. I tried fabrics that read the same from a distance instead of repeating the same fabrics as I did in the finished quilt. Even with the consistent black and red there was a bit too much going on.
I like that here, with the same fabric repeated symmetrically in the block, you can see each block as its own unit.
I'd like to try this design again but keep the diagonal cross lines as a constant fabric instead of the circles.
The pattern and directions for Circular Reasoning can be found in chapter two of my book.
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