Well the time has come to start the new quilt which will incorporate all the embroideries that I did last year. I had one false start when I thought that hexigons was the way to go but that just didn't look right.
This time I am going to use mainly yellows and blues and have come up with a simple design. Problem is that I have and even number of blocks (12) and I don't think that is what I want. I think that 9 would have a bigger impact. I am going to make the top 9 embroideries into the quilt and then audition it with the remaining 3. It might work and it might not.
As this isn't a published design, just something I have in the back of my mind, as I had an extra block I decided to make up what I had in mind and include the extra embroidery I have. I am quite pleased with how it looks but as I won't use it in the quilt I added a pipping border so I can use it as a cushion.
I am going to settle on 7 squares on each side. I tried 6 colours on one side but I like the odd number again. I have a whole lot of charm squares, 5" x 5", that I am going to use and will just juggle the sizes to suit. I do see a problem with the embroideries however. I included a light stabliser (non stick) on the back of each one and there is a slight wrinkling. Not much, but I can see it. I just hope it doesn't distract from the finished effect. I thought the size would be too small for a cushion cover but I have an old one the same size so know it will work.
The one the same size is really old. I was into printing and learning to machine quilt back then. I am still using this cushion. A thought! If I only use 9 blocks I could make cushions from the others?