I thought the fabric selection process was going pretty smoothly, but then some strange flowers began growing on my design wall, right in the middle of the Roseville blocks. I had promised myself that if I finished March's UFO on time, I could play a little on something of my choice. These are from my playtime.
They are blocks from another quilt pattern designed by Kim McLean called Flower Garden.
I made the center of the one on the left larger than in the pattern. (A stray circle from the Roseville wandered onto it and decided to stay.) I liked the way it looked at the time, although in the photo here it looks a bit odd/unbalanced and a tad too big. But after seeing the large circle on the flower, the smaller ones just didn't look right to me. I let the flower choose.
I have to admit it is a relief to choose the colors and fabrics for these large flowers after the Roseville--fewer fabrics to choose and fewer colors to balance. The stitching is easier too (although I miss all the color changes, so there's no making me happy.)
Working on these gives me something to stitch on at night since my Roseville block isn't ready for stitching--mainly because I've been dithering over which fabrics to use for the bowl on the Roseville block. Here are the blocks which will go around it: (X marks it's spot)
I'm planning to use the periwinkle aboriginal for the vase, but am debating the fabric to use for the cut out portions. Here are some of the choices--which do you prefer? (Sorry for the rotten photos--between losing my battery power and having Blogger stubbornly refuse to cooperate, these are a bit of a mess--I'd hoped the photos would make it clearer to me which to use. Sometimes seeing a photo clarifies things a bit.)
|Mably Red Scales|
|Jacobs Turquoise Variegated Ivy|
|Liberty Red Meadow|
|Jacobs Magenta Begonia|
I'm not really complaining--it's been absolutely wonderful to have the dd home for a bit (too short of time). I may actually learn to stay on task, for awhile anyway... Happy Stitching!