This is the block I turned in for my Guild's August block of the month.
To my surprise my name was drawn and I got to take home all the blocks!!
I started sewing them together like a regular string quilt, but then I thought some black sashing would bring out the black novelty fabrics in the center of each one. So I got my stitch ripper out, took apart the six I had sewn together, and came up with this.
I made an extra wide border with the intention of doing something spiffy in there, either with quilting or applique. After staring at it a bit an idea hit me, so I cut up some green fabric strips and proceeded to make some vines.
I ended up making a lot of vine, way more than I think I will need, but I was having a good time with my new bias tape maker.
I glue basted the center vine on last night and laid out a few scrap triangles to get a feel for what it will look like. I think triangle flower petals will match perfect with the triangle sting blocks.
I have six mini triangles ready for hand applique, only 138 to go.