What was I Thinking …
Found some very old hexie blocks in the dark depths of the stash – perhaps they should have stayed there! Another blast from the past when making first attempts at exploring hand piecing, hexagons, weird scrappy fabric combinations, and ‘now what can I do with this stripe?’
Rather than throw them out – which by consensus from PP quilting buddies was definitely the preferred option – I used them as an opportunity to think ‘so, what next?’
The stripes didn’t line up when putting it together – no matter how much fudging was tried – and those annoying little corner pleats were everywhere, but it was eventually blanket stitch appliquéd to a background.
Cross hatch quilting the background was an obvious choice, however quilting the hexagons became the challenge. An all over meander was not my choice as I wanted the ‘centres’ to pop. The pink hexagons were individually anchored, while the darker ones were left un-quilted.
The radiating hexagon seams stood out, so why not make use of that by drawing the eye visually to them – and that became the ‘light bulb moment’ for the quilting pattern.
Apart from another skulking UFO finished – what next! As a recently interviewed author said ‘ … there’s a book for everyone, even if it is only one book and one person…’ so as quilters we know, that there’s always a quilt at sometime, for someone, somewhere!
This little quilt, almost thrown away as blocks into the bin, has been happily taken away for a little girl and her dolls!
Not only that, but ‘Orphan Sunscreen’ (yikes from 2017), now well and truly faded, has found it’s next life as a puppy blanket – so no matter what, there’s always a quilt for someone at sometime!