I have been sorting my virtual blocks … and finding that some of them need some work to make them neater and ready to use, and then naming them and sorting them into appropriate libraries. Along the way I found some new variations of the original blocks, and sometimes completely new blocks.
So, this month select some applique blocks from the Electric Quilt libraries. I would suggest floral blocks … crosses, wreaths and/or bunches of flowers.
Select some of the pieces you like the shape of, and copy and paste them into a new block … add two or three to get started.
Now arrange them into a bunch of flowers, copying shapes as required to fill in spaces. Then try them in a crossed design, then a wreath. Save often … with or without added fabrics or colours.
My inspiration for setting this challenge came from a design/sorting session a few days ago when I looked at the centre of a design I was trying to name, and wondered what would happen if I played with the centre.
I rarely just wonder about these things… I had to play.
I liked it … but what if I keep playing?
A month or so ago I was looking at pictures of coral growing along part of the great Barrier Reef, and thought these shapes looked a bit like some of the coral shapes … so they got named very quickly!
I then decided that I should reunite the new ocean corals to the original garden flowers.
I had fun … and I love results!