Lori over at Humble Quilts is working a wool applique quilt. I recognized the pattern. Here are some of her lovely blocks!
I made this very quilt top many years ago (maybe 15 years or more). When it was done I just folded it up and put it away. I don't think I was overly crazy about it and since that time my tastes have changed.I'm not so happy with half square triangle sashings or the border but I think I might still like many of the blocks. Here you can see I have a very thin gold border with some wonky triangles that were appliqued in various areas of the border. I like the block just fine but not the heavy border.
You can see more of the half square triangles bordering the pineapple. The pineapple block is okay.
This block I'm not too crazy about. I find it a little bland. It would need so revising if I were to save it.
I quite like the morning glories below. They would make a great center for a medallion quilt. I could embellish with a variety of insects and then just start adding borders.
Here you can see more of the inset triangles in the border and the sashing with half square triangles.
I don't mind this next block either and again it might make a good starting point for a medallion quilt but I would have to add some zip to the hearts which are a little on the snoresville side of quilt blocks!
So what's a girl to do? The little tool at the bottom of the picture above is a hint! I might just take the quilt apart and either sew them together with neutral sashings OR take them apart and make some medallion quilts. But not right now - I'll put that one on my "to do" list! One thing is for sure, the seam ripper that my brother made for me for Christmas would get a good workout! I had told him he should make these seam rippers and sell them and although he doesn't have an Etsy shop I don't see why he couldn't set one up and sell them! I think maybe he has been convinced because he went out and got the hardware needed to make a few more seam rippers. Next month at our Guild meeting we can bring in goods to swap or sell so maybe if he makes a few I'll take them in and see if there's any interest!
And now back to Soupcon QAL! There are a few more hexagon starts posted so I thought I would share them with you! This is Carrie's block. It reminds me of Dutch Delft pottery. It is so delicate. I wonder if she is going to do a monochromatic quilt. You can see the gorgeous fabric she started with here.
Clare had already made one block. She is now looking at fabric in an entirely new way and this lead to a second modified hexagon block! I love this one and I particularly love the fussy cut fabric in the center. I have this very same fabric and have been using it in my Love Entwined quilt.
Clare also tried out the block with a white center and she tells me that she likes this one better. What do you think? It can be hard to tell from a picture because blocks always look different in person but I think my preference is the orange center. One of the FLICKR group members said that this block is smoldering and I agree!
Well that's it for me today! Until I post again, happy sewing!