So for this project and blocks I'm allowing myself to piece however I want, whatever I want, and share it here for fun!
These first two blocks popped into my head last night after spending four straight days down on my hands and knees laying laminate wood floors. I got to thinking about the two most important rules of laying a floor:
1. Keep the length of the floor straight across the room, even if the walls aren't straight.
2. Stagger the cuts between boards so they don't form straight lines across the room.
When I compare these rules to piecing, the only one that agrees is to keep the lines straight. When piecing traditional blocks, we usually want the seam lines to all match up perfectly, not be staggered like a floor. But what would a flooring inspired block look like?
I couldn't shake the idea so I decided to piece up a small block to see. If I followed the rules of flooring with staggered breaks in the planks of wood, then the blocks will look like this:
|Modern Block #1 - Staggered Nicely|
|Modern Block #2 - Badly Laid Floor|
But doesn't that also make it wonderfully right?!
What do you think? Which block is your favorite and why? Would you need to piece a third with the seams all matching in the middle?
It seems I can't get enough of wood floors because I'm now considering piecing a wood flooring inspired table runner. I guess if you spend enough time staring at something it eventually becomes inspirational!
Let's go quilt,