Well English paper piecing this month! I have to say I was a bit unsure about this month but happy to learn the technique as its not one I had gotten around to yet. On the whole though I did quite enjoy making the hexagons but wasn't so fussed about the whole joining together thing. I chose to machine applique them as I am happier with the overall look. Still glad to have finally found a use for a set of hexagonal templates I got free with a magazine subscription quite a few years ago!
Anyway here are my April blocks:
As you can see I decided to do my own thing for the second block as I didn't think a sun and its rays suited my fabrics. I went for a sort of snowflake kind of thing!
Here are what I have so far:
Happy with the way things are going so far so interesting to see what the next ones are!
A post or two ago I also posted a photo of my star blocks and yesterday I finally had a moment or two to lay them out with some sashing fabric (I took a break to unkink after doing just a little too much free motion quilting at once!). A cup of coffee and a short play with fabric and this is what I had:
In this photo you can see I had a piece of fabric layed out on the left with a vague idea of adding a large outside border but have now decided its unnecessary and just plain wrong! I'm loving the blue as a sashing as I really wanted a blue and yellow quilt when I started (my favourites) and I really do love this blue fabric. So I'm thinking 2" sashings and border and binding in the same colour (if I have enough).
Then of course the hardest bit...... quilting you say? No for me its always deciding on a name!
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