Black, White & Zinger Blocks

I’m working on a swap using 12-inch blocks with a black & white color scheme or a black & white plus zinger color scheme. All the blocks must be designed by Carol Doak since the swap is with members of her Yahoo group.

I’ve made some black and white blocks, but wanted to try adding a zinger color. For the zinger, I knew that I wanted to stick with batiks but didn’t really know which color to choose. My 7-year-old looked at my collection of batiks and promptly picked out a lime green!

So I present the first black/white and zinger block:

August 2012 Block with Lime Green Zinger

August 2012 Block with Lime Green Zinger

This is the August 2012 block from the current mystery block-of-the-month program on the Yahoo group.

Here’s a pic comparing the black/white/zinger combination with my blue/cream combination that I’m using for the BOM:

Comparing August Blocks

Comparing August Blocks

Next up, I decided to try using a solid black in the background. I chose the Africa block from Carol’s book, Mariner’s Compass Stars, and used a yellow batik zinger.

Africa Block with Yellow Zinger

Africa Block with Yellow Zinger

I think it is very dramatic, and I’m going to make a second one to keep for myself.

For this last block, I wanted to make a block in memory of my grandma Sylvia who passed away several years ago at 98-years-young. She was born in beautiful British Columbia so I used the Canada block from the Mariner’s Compass Stars book with a red batik zinger.

Canada Block with Red Zinger

Canada Block with Red Zinger

I’m going to keep this block and use it in my black/white/zinger quilt once the block swap is finished.

Hope you enjoyed these zinger blocks!

Enjoy,
~Jennifer~