Because life happens, a few of us who made blocks for the #2023KonaFoodQuilt were asked to make a second block for those who were unable to meet the block submission deadline. For a quick refresher, you can check out my original Sunset Block. I was more than happy to help out, and for my second block, I was asked to make a block that featured Kona Paprika and at least one other color in the palette.
Looking at the palette, I was really drawn to thinking about using the other “spices” in the palette: pepper and wasabi. Yes, I know that using the term spice to group paprika, pepper, and wasabi is generous, but I was happy to have a place to start.
Armed with a color palette, I started doodling ideas in Inkscape. Above you can see my design evolution. After the the 3rd block design, I knew I had a plan.
I pulled the correct Kona cotton colors from my stash, and then I looked through my prints to see if I had any prints that I could substitute. I love the old Alison Glass Mercury print that was a perfect wasabi substitution, and I had only a little bit of Speckled that worked as a paprika replacement for the corners of the block. After the long slog of finishing up Cloudy Night Sky, it was a treat to spend a quick afternoon in the studio making something to give back to the community.
I can’t wait to see how this year’s #2023FoodQuilt comes together. Many thanks to Meaghan @so_gingerly for her hard work and organizational efforts; this year, the funds raised from the raffle quilt will go to support the Maui Food Bank. I’ll share details about the raffle when it’s ready a little bit later this year!