So here are my scrappy Tanuki blocks made from 2" squares and 2" diamonds. The idea comes from Jessica Alexandrakis' fab book Quilting on the Go! The blocks will be made in to a panel approximately 18" wide (about the width above) and then pieced with neutral strips of fabric on either side.
I've also made some more progress with my orange, aqua and grey hexies. It feels so good to be getting on with this project and with perhaps the end in sight. All your cheerleading here and on IG have really helped me get on.
This quilt was part of Katy's Hexy MF QAL a couple of years ago. I tracked down the posts which you can find on the Fat Quarterly blog.
I made my own bias binding for the stalks and it was a little tricky to appliqué exactly where I wanted it. The flowers and buds were also machine appliqued, using some leftover blocks from the main panel. So just the leaves now. These are proving slightly troublesome as you have to tuck the twiddly bit at both ends behind the leaf. I've tried both freezer paper leaves and EPP diamonds and I think I'm going to stick with the diamonds. These pictures show some of the leaves - I have a few more to make to balance up the border.
What are you working on this week?
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.