This is the BOM that is radically different from the others. A new pattern is released on the 1st and the 15th of each month and there are many sizes to it.
This one is a Jacob's Ladder pattern and it is 12/25 for the quilt-along. I've done this block before and it is much easier if the fabric is not directional. I like how it turned out. The challenge will be where it goes on the layout and what is next to it.
The Light/Dark combination is often seen in quilting. Simply thought about it as an 'only a contrast' expression in our quilts, however there are so many more implications when the phrase is used elsewhere.
Right now as I study my Jungian Psych class, it becomes apparent that every archetype, every complex, every neurotic act has many levels of being as we look for the shadow. And the phrase 'light/dark' has racial implications for some or simply a way to grade skin color. It can be a right or wrong evaluation to others for basic choices or critical morals. Why do we do this? Why cannot it be just contrast? Different. Complementary.