I have a name now for this quilt-to-be.

“Le gris est la couleur de la Vérité(Grey is the colour of Truth): Andre Gide

For me, it’s also the colour of order, good sense and moderation. It complements and controls all that lavish colour. There’s a lot of grey in the world, but thankfully for those of us addicted to colour, there’s also a lot of that. Both are necessary, just as sadness is necessary to show what joy looks like.

Today’s block is Circle of Geese, but I have turned it into a spinning windmill by using a different shade of grey in the centre. It’s one of my very favourite blocks, and is a perfect example of why I love foundation paper piecing!

Tomorrow, I hope to have my Arkansas Traveller block ready.

34 thoughts on “Verité

  1. oh, but I LOVE this.

    • katechiconi says:

      Me too! I love how the teals and lilacs play with the grey, and this block is a favourite because you can change how it looks so easily by where you place darks and lights.

  2. cedar51 says:

    oh another shade of grey – both dominant but not …

  3. tialys says:

    There’s 50 shades of it too – allegedly 😉
    Very nice block – I like how you’ve transformed it by using the different grey – I might have to steal that idea. I’ve already knocked up a Circle of Friends after seeing yours the other day. I needed something to get me back in the sewing room and out of the housing limbo I’m in and it did the trick.

    • katechiconi says:

      You can find the free pattern on the Pieced by Numbers blog and there are versions for left and right rotation. I love it so much that I’ve gone to the trouble of cutting templates for all the pieces including ample seam allowance, and it saves heaps of time. I’m glad Circle of Friends did the trick for you; it’s lovely and simple, isn’t it?

  4. Going Batty in Wales says:

    Very philosophical Kate! And a beautiful block.

    • katechiconi says:

      My mind is running on philosophical lines just now… It’s a very versatile block, I’ve made it in all kinds of colours and levels of contrast and it works every time!

  5. A most beautiful block, with a real sense of movement to it 🙂

  6. mlmcspadden says:

    Beautiful block! color placement really makes this special

  7. Good to see you in fine form ♡

  8. Sharon says:

    GORGEOUS ~ incredible movement

  9. That looks like a fun block and the gray makes it look like a crystal from a distance.

  10. Dayphoto says:

    I always love seeing how you put things together…your color sense (plus skills are so amazing.

  11. craftycreeky says:

    It’s beautiful, what more can I say 🙂

  12. Emmely says:

    Love that background change, I am surprised how much this relatively subtle change of colour affects the look when you compare it to a standard circle of geese.

  13. I LOVE this block. It looks a little like a kaleidoscope. I’ve just tried my first try of foundation paper piecing and found I wasn’t too slow witted to learn it. YouTube can teach you anything. 🙂 I love the grays you are using.

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