This series opened up a real big can of worms.
The Mexican Rose block is in the Electric Quilt library. A simple cross design with an attractive centre. I started playing with the design by tipping it on point to get some diagonal lines, then because a straight cross design doesn’t fill the block when twisted 45 degrees, I enlarged it to fill the block. I also got rid of the rose itself, and used just the centre as a block in its own right. I also deleted bits of the design to make some blocks which created borders … complete with corners. Then deleted more bits when I wanted some quilting designs.
When I thought I had reached the limit of possibilities with this block, I started looking for more cross designs. I found some more in the EQ library, some in My Library, and more in sketch books. I now have a rather large collection of designs to play with.
Then I wondered what would happen if I made the four spoke cross designs into eight spoke designs by mixing them up. If I disappear from view you will find me under a mountain of virtual block designs, and I am grateful that virtual blocks don’t take up a lot of room, otherwise we would be moving out to make room for them!
Now I am wondering if any of them would work in a wreath design.
I think I will go back to the sewing room in the real world for a while!