Boy, do I love my quilting bees. Such wonderful opportunities to try out new things and make new friends!
This month in Scrap Happy, it's Alice's month. She chose scrappy hexagonal roses with a green border.
So here's the first one. Nice, normal.
So.... I just can't leave well enough alone.
On the next one, I got a little wild, thinking about a "Painting the roses red" kind of vibe.
This one I edged in a lighter green to contrast with the red. I'm not crazy about it, but I think it will be just fine in a complete quilt. It's a bit darker than it shows in this picture.
And then? Then I took it one step farther.... convincing myself that since it's a 3rd block and I just have to make 2, so it's extra, I can do anything wild that I want and she won't have to use it if she hates it.
Yep, blue rose. Think "The Glass Menagerie."
Guess what? It's my favorite. Shocking, I know.
Now, I've never worked with hexagons. Is she going to have to hand stitch these together?
I really don't know. I'd love to use the rose idea and do a whole quilt of roses (probably blue ones), but I think my blocks would probably be square.
I'm allergic to hand stitching.