I pulled out a project I started last year after participating in the Hand-Pieced QAL. I started stitching these 6.5 inch blue and white blocks last May.
I decided to combine every four of those blocks into a 12.5 inch block that forms a star, and now there are 5 of those!
Meanwhile, I began doing some Gail Pan embroidery, and enjoyed the very first design of hers that I did in variegated blue floss so much that I kept going with those, and now there are four of them!
So then, what to do with these various blue and white projects? How about this?
I trimmed the embroidered pieces so they are the same size as the center stars in the blue and white hand-pieced blocks, 8.5 inches.
That does mean the embroidered blocks will need a sashing/border to bring them up to 12.5 inches, so I'm thinking about bordering them with the same design as the outside edges of the blue and white blocks - squares and HSTs.
I'll be working on the HST borders for the embroidery blocks as my slow-stitching today, and probably all week!
This whole project started as a way to use up some larger pieces of the dark blue and the blue and white floral that were leftover from other quilts. And here's what's left now -
Hopefully, just enough!
A big thank you to my friend, Karen, of Karen Quilts, etc, for giving me the idea to put these two sets of blocks together! I think the whole thing will make a pretty wall-hanging.
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