I'm pretty much a beginner quilter but that hasn't stopped me from trying to design a wall hanging.
It all started with this pattern from Buggy Barn.
I just loved the center flower basket.... perfect for wool appliqué.
I wanted to make something more scrappy for summer in red, white and blue.
I found some French General fabrics in the colors I wanted.
I made the center wool appliqué and did the quilt squares.
I think these squares are too scrappy.
I love the fabrics.
I just think I need more solids or smaller prints to make this block work.
I just don't like them for this project.
So with the left over fabric and buying a neutral fabric I made these blocks.
Now these pinwheel blocks look so much better to me.
I had the piano key stripes cut so I added them to make the wall hanging larger.
Used the left over red for a border.
I like how it all came together.
I have it all pinned and ready for quilting.
For quilting I want to outline the wool appliqué and stipple the background on the block.
I'm not sure how I going to quilt the rest.
Now here's my tip....
I take a picture of my quilt to see how the blocks and fabrics are working together.
I will do this to audition fabrics for my borders too.
I don't have a design wall and taking pictures works just as well.