As I was searching for something else in one of my plastic bins, I came across these iris blocks that I made a few years ago. I couldn't decide what to do with them at the time so I forgot about them as other projects crowded them out. They were my first attempt at paper piecing from a workshop I took at Budding Star Quilts in Lebanon on Ruth McDowell's pieced flowers. I think now I might make them into a long rectangular wall hanging to hang on a narrow wall in the shore house. I also thought of putting them in an irregular setting in a square quilt. I would love suggestions or other ideas from anyone that has one.
Here's the One Block Wonder with the borders. I was going to applique the flowers from the fabric but I decided the center of the quilt was busy enough and I liked the idea of fussy cutting the purple flowers for the corner blocks. I think it ties in the purple color with the border even though there isn't purple all over the center of the quilt. I really like this quilt now with the border on it. Before I put it on, I thought it was just OK and I liked many other One Block Wonders better. I have a new free motion pattern I'm practicing for the border. I really like stippling but I'm getting tired of putting it on almost every quilt. The new pattern is a perpendicular zig zag in a nine patch layout. I like the way it looks on my sample scrap. Now I just have to practice so I can do it evenly.