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Moonrise Kingdom, the blocks 

Well I have started the Wes Anderson Quilt Experiment with three blocks, based on this 6-color palette that we will call “beige lunatics,” based on the associated quote. 

   I went with block 200 from the Quilt Block Bible because it said “moonrise” to me, and then added a six by six square block to present all the colors. I absolutely love this project because it had me combining colors I never would have put together. And it really does put me in a Wes Anderson frame of mind. 

The third block which I think will really be worth the effort, thematically, is block 135 from the Quilt Block Bible, Path of Geese. I knew I needed some sort of Flying Geese block, and this one seemed most suitable for incorporating all 6 colors. But this is my first attempt at it, and I complicated it further by wanting 12 inch blocks and so was doubling all the six inch block patterns. Something went wonky with my math, and all my geese ended up with stubby beaks. I’m going to have to start over. Any tips? Where did I go wrong? 
   Overall, I am quite pleased. If you make a movie palette quilt also, we will come up with an identifying tag and follow along. 

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