Oh, well, in for a penny as they say - here goes! These talks / demonstrations work best I think with a project or two created using the block in question. So, with that in mind, I rifled through my stash and pulled out 5 Zen FQ's that were purchased off Ebay a few years ago, so to get something to blend with them I hand dyed some cotton.
My next challenge was - can I maximise the usage of the FQ's and create a quilt top?
I sketched out a format for using most of each FQ - details will follow I promise after the talk in June, if anyone wants to try and do something like this themselves.
I've now got the 10 blocks sewn together ready for trimming,
sewing on the top and tail background fabric along with the sashing pieces.
These blocks were quick to put together probably 4 hours for cutting and sewing all 10 together. The only thing is I think the background fabric is a little to light and needs to be redyed.All the scraps have been kept and I'm thinking a couple of rows of dancing squares to the head of the quilt and if there is any left over another row to the foot of the quilt. It should be fun making these.