By now you are all quite familiar with my blue version of my Soupcon Quilt Along (QAL). I started with a modified hexagon, added embroidery, some applique and a background and ring to frame the whole thing. The modified hexagons are one inch. I really like this piece and it all started with playing around with hexagons.
I was also playing around with 3/4" hexies using my paperless English paper piecing method that I wrote about on December 29, 2013. Here is one of the modified hexagons that I made this way.
I was playing around auditioning different centers and backgrounds. Just for fun I tossed it on my Soupcon quilt and look what happened! Magic! It isn't stitched down and I won't be stitching it down but I now have another idea for making an interesting block for a future quilt!
Is this fun or what? My message to you today is don't feel constrained by how things are "supposed" to be done. Play around and have fun. If it doesn't work out it will be our secret however in the process you will have learned something about what doesn't work for you. While you are experimenting you will learn about what does work for you whether it is colour combinations, scale, value or techniques/methods and you might just stumble across a really great idea! That is usually how I come up with new ideas!
That's it for today. Until I post again, happy experimenting!
Your work is just so stunning very beautiful!ReplyDelete
So fun to see all your ideas. Thanks for all inspiration!ReplyDelete
Well done all the best things come from experimenting.ReplyDelete
That took my breath away! Now I can hardly wait for you to see the playing I did today with my Soupcon #1, the expanded version that's grown beyond intended boundaries. I'm off to write that post just now. And, again, thank you so very much for sharing your skills and ideas.ReplyDelete
I love the layered Hexagon variation, there are so many ways to build beautiful motifs. I can't wait to see what you come up with .ReplyDelete
....and look what happened. Giggle....you made it happen. Looks terrific.ReplyDelete
I am really loving what you are doing - the inspiration is awesome. Ihaven't started yet but nearly have the time to!ReplyDelete
in the process you will have learned something about what doesn't work for you.ReplyDelete
Ain't that the thruth! :-D
Your work is so amazing!!! You can play so easily with hexagons... I just love this new oneReplyDelete
This turned out beautifully Karen! Love the addition of the hand embroidery - looks great.ReplyDelete
I too love what your doing. This one is gorgeous.ReplyDelete
I am just about ready to start experimenting with your ideas.
Just been sent your way via Julia as I love hexagons and can see that I am going to have to come back and visit many times.ReplyDelete