Today the first block in the Splendid Sampler 2 Quilt Along is launched and it's Alex Veronelli's Quilt Market block. Alex works at Aurifil, an Italian company that makes high quality quilt, sewing and embroidery thread. I think the diagonals in this block are representing rows at the Quilt Market. I have never been to Quilt Market but I understand it's an important event in the Quilt industry!
The block was fun to make and I enjoyed placing the fabrics in an order which created contrast (in varying degrees) so the separate rows would still be visible. I even added a selvedge (or selvage, depending on where you live..) from my Cotton & Steel stash in the mix.