I've developed the last couple of years the ability to imagine a block as a component not just see one but imagine it tessellated; repeated, flipped etc to create a one block quilt.

I love geometry. Space and the manipulation of shapes within it are fascinating concepts to me.

This week's Adventurously Epic Sampler quilt block gave me the perfect opportunity to show what goes on in my head.

The Umbrella Block:

Mirror that block and make 8 of the original and 8 mirrored blocks, change the colors and you get this:

Can you see the umbrella?
Only the background changed!

And just keep sewing to make an epic Umbrella Extravaganza quilt LOL:

Anything is possible, the sky is the limit in quilting. A block is no longer a block, it is a potential quilt...