How to deconstruct a quilt block

My modern quilt guild decides on topics a year at a time. Last year in 2016 the list for 2017 was published and we talked about who would volunteer to do which topics. I like to do my fair share so I volunteered to present on how to deconstruct a quilt block. Of course I made a bigger deal out of this than I needed to. I looked at blocks, pulled fabrics and had a devil of a time deciding.

I finally figured it out after I finished reading the book, In Cold Blood. I am hosting the Grand Finale at my house in May and I always like to make something that pertains to the book. The main action of the book takes place in Kansas!

I googled quilt blocks with the name Kansas in them. I figured I could do the presentation and then use the samples to make a table runner. I used the direction from this site for my Kansas star quilt block.

I selected all my fabrics from a box of 100 Denise Schmidt solids I purchased from Massdrop a while ago. I wanted to use solids to give it a more modern look. I changed the hues, tints and shades as part of the deconstruction process. You'll see in the gallery!

I present my version of deconstructing blocks, the process I go through to accomplish this. I am sure there are many different ways including cutting them up and stitching them back together. Let me know how you do it!

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I made a baby quilt where I deconstructed the Friendship star block. You can check it out here.

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