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!