In the process of taking the free motion quilting (FMQ) class with Leah Day on Craftsy, I discovered that I really need some of the blocks to look like the sampler blocks in the quilt. What to do? I didn't want to start piecing blocks for it. I wanted it fast, I wanted it easy, I wanted it NOW.
Fortunately I had some fabric that already had fusible on the back. I had prepared a lot of solids this way for a quilt along that I started. Sadly the leader had personal problems and abandoned the quilt along. However, it gave me a stash of pre-fused solids that were perfect for this.
Since the two blocks I wanted to do used a hexagon shape, I grabbed my hexagon die and my Go! cutter and cut out some of the hexagons. (Okay, so I had carefully stored the pre-fused fabric in a safe place--- I had to hunt for it for a bit. Surely you never do that!)
Since the hexagons were not the exact size of the pieced blocks, I improvised my blocks. They are similar but different. I just had fun with it.
I think the blocks that I add fused pieces onto will make the quilt have some spark when I put it all together. You didn't think I would just practice on these did you? No, I am going to make them into a quilt with lots of random colors and various free motion stitches. I don't know what I will do with the quilt, but I will either keep it or attempt to sell it. I think it just might make a good present for a family member, but we will see.
In other news, I spent part of Friday night and some of this morning finishing a dress for the Princess. Hopefully, I will have a picture of her in the dress tomorrow as I plan on a little family time today.
Have a great weekend.