Inspired by a friend, I dug out my unfinished One Block Wonder to see if it was something I could easily finish.
Imagine my excitement when I discovered that all the hexagon halves were made along with a couple of practice cubes from One-Block Wonders Encore!" by Maxine Rosenthal and Joy Pelzmann. All that remained was to come up with a pleasing layout.
This is the fabric I started with, Jack in the Pulpit from Jane Sassaman's "Sunshine and Shadow" line by Free Spirit/Westminster fabrics.
|Jack in the Pulpit - main fabric|
It's been a while since I began this project so I don't remember how much fabric I purchased. Six pattern repeats are required and judging from the estimated size of the finished object, it was likely a short repeat (about 12") so I probably started with 2 yards.
The straight lines in the pulpit flowers and stems led to some less-than-interesting blocks but I needed to use them all.
The colors of the kaleidoscope blocks broke down into a few mostly black, a few more mostly blue/purple, and a lot mostly green. I decided to use the blacks in a diagonal pattern to separate the blues on top and the greens on the bottom.
|One Block Wonder Final Scheme|
This is what's on my design wall today. It's a triple bonus because:
- It's another UFO that will soon be off my list,
- I was able to empty a deep tote and reshelve the excess fabric, and
- It has green, the RSC color of the month (and purple, the color for March)!