These Storm at Sea blocks were meant for the corners of this round in the quilt. We had to attached the blocks to the solids patchwork strips and it wasn't easy for me!!! After a few failed attempts to sew exactly to the edge of the outer points of the blocks to the patchwork strips, I've opted to handstitched these blocks and found it easier to get them right.
Round 3 is done and I am not too thrilled with my top! You don't have to look closely to be able to see the little waves around the inner and outer borders. I know I've stretched some parts of the fabrics when I did the embroidery and that might explain the waviness. I wanted to use lighter shades of solids but went ahead and use what I have on hand instead. I'm hoping the fabrics used in the next round will help balance out the solids patchwork strips. I did put up a different photo ( the top was laid, not hung) to the group pool but remove it a day later - too embarrased as I find it looked terrible!!! I did get some feedbacks whilst it was in the pool though and I'm really hoping with quilting, the top will lay flat and also hide my inconsistencies!
On to one of the small projects from English Paper Piecing week - Star Blossom Stretched Wall Art.
I've completed this block last week but have yet to applique it to the background fabric which will then be stretched onto a painters canvas. The Star Blossom block measures at 13 7/8" in height. Even though it's meant to be a wall art piece, I am still considering on what to do with mine - wall art / tote or maybe a start to another quilt !?!? hmm I don't have to finish this piece now so I'll have plenty of time to decide my options.
I am working on another small project from EPP week and hope to share some pictures with you soon.
Have a great weekend everyone!
I'm linking up to Katey's Handmade Parade :