I did change the additional block from last week. As I said in my last post I felt the block was too visually “heavy” when I laid it out with the other blocks I have completed. I’ve decided on my layout for the blocks and while the quilt is a “sampler” I do like there to be a bit of continuity. I always tell my students that my scrap quilts are planned….and they are. This quilt is no exception. While the blocks are different, there are also similarities between some of them. I want the quilt to “flow” if you will.
I chose to fussy cut some images from my border fabric for the hexies. First I cut a 66″ length from my chosen fabric so I knew how much I had to work with. I have a plastic template for my hexagons that includes the seam allowance. While I rarely use it to cut my fabric I do find it useful for fussy cutting images for some of my hexies. I think these fabrics will not call as much attention to themselves in the finished quilt and I’m happy with how this block turned out.
I’m always very goal oriented and I don’t like making “mistakes” or having to backtrack but I am so happy that I took the time the other day to rework this block. It was well worth it. All that to say, sometimes the Lord needs to slow us down to get our attention. Maybe not in quilting, but life in general. I am trying to listen more and more to His still small voice so I know the direction He wants me heading in.
Many blessings to you today. The next blocks are ready and will be posted 8 am Sunday morning. See you then!