In a continuing effort to finish UFOs, I recently came across a bag full of these units.
The problem was that I couldn’t remember what they were for. A mystery quilt seemed to ring a bell, so after poking around the web, I decided maybe they’d been intended for a Bonnie Hunter mystery, probably the first one, called Orange Crush. I’m not sure why I would have completed Step 2, when it seems I didn’t complete any of the other steps. I guess that’s part of the mystery.
So I looked through Bonnie’s steps and decided on a color scheme of sorts and started sewing. I made these:
And I made these:
I wanted to incorporate these yummy poison greens:
The blocks started coming together. There are two sets of blocks. One set looks like this on point:
Up to now, I’ve been happy. I love the way the indigo blues play with the poison greens, and I love the accent of bubblegum pink.
The other set of blocks looks like this on point:
I don’t like these quite as much, but I have high hopes for putting them all together. Except that when I put them together, I didn’t like the effect at all!
So what would happen if I set the blue/green blocks straight?
Or what would happen if I set the yellow blocks straight?
At this point I’m letting it all percolate. I’m not sure they’re exciting enough when separated, but I don’t like them all together either. So in a fit of creative rebellion, I put them all aside and made these funky doodads.
They’re cut freehand and they’re weird but I think they have potential. Or maybe they’ll become part of a guild program called “Miserable Failures.” I’ll keep you posted on both fronts. If you have suggestions for any of these projects, I’d love to hear them.