On one of my quilt lists, this was post for a mystery BOM that I’m interested in, but I do not have a lot of knowledge about it – Journey to Japan. these blocks are designed by Susan Briscoe. The guidelines for the mystery are as such:
For this trip, you will need only gray, black and white small print fabrics, which many of you should have in your stash (Batiks and Stonehenge fabrics are not suitable). The only fabric you will need to purchase if you plan on submitting your block for selection each month are FQ’s from the American Made fabric line in the following colors: Dark Tomato (#9282), Gold (#9487), Olive (#9288), Dark Purple (#9506), Dark Aqua (#9486), and/or Dark Orange (#9505). These will be the designated Accent Color in the patterns. The completed 2015 BOM quilt will contain blocks with all the Accent Colors. The format for the 2015 BOM will be as follows:
For each month’s block, you will select an Accent Colour from the designated FQ’s. You are free to use different ones of the six or select a single Accent Colour to use in all 12 blocks. It’s your choice and your chance to be creative by determining the placement of the Accent Colour in each month’s block. Your other fabrics in the block will come from your stash of gray, black, and white small prints (solids are not suitable).
I understand the accent colour part – but the white, gray and black?? Does that mean that I can use / or should use just one or all three – or maybe use it evenly across all the blocks, such as 3 white, 3 black, 3 gray (which I don’t have – so gray is out) And no solid colours?? so does this mean that they all have to be small prints? Or is this just this particular guilds requirements for their quilt BOM. I really don’t know enough of this type of style of block / quilt style. I’m not finding to much out about the Japanese style of blocks. I would hate to do all this work and it be wrong or look totally off.
Can someone please help with this?? From what I’ve seen with images on google searches those guidelines don’t make sense – they all appear to be solid back grounds with various other colours.