It is time to reveal the next five Glorious Hexagons.
This is a modified Judy which uses three diamonds to piece the central hexagon of the block. I used the large horse head fabric for the hexagons and selected a solid area to cut for the solid diamonds. I like to piece the central hexagon of a Judy so it is radially symmetrical.
Again I pieced the central hexagon shape from diamonds. The hexagons are selected from an area of the large horse head fabric that focused on the decorative overlapping of horse manes. I wanted to create an abstract feel for this block. Without knowing the fabric there is no way that you would think that this block has anything to do with horses.
You will see many more Judy blocks before this project is done. Each of the three packets so far has included enough pieces to make five Judy blocks. It looks as if that trend is likely to continue.
This block uses the large horse head fabric for the central diamond. The remaining outside shapes were cut from the background area of the medallion fabric. This is my first use of the medallion fabric.
This Marilyn utilizes the running horses fabric for the central diamond. It uses the gold bird fabric for the outside shapes. I was surprised that I was able to isolate two birds for each of these pieces without having to break up the shape and piece it.
This Marilyn uses the bird fabric with the black background for the central diamond. The running horses fabric is used for the outside shapes. What I like about this block is the way the bodies of the black horses appear to emanate from the central diamond. If I were doing this block again I would cut the top and bottom pieces so they contain more of the black horse bodies so they would be more integrated with the central diamond as are the pieces on the left and the right.
The Month 2 packet contained pieces for three Marilyn blocks. These blocks go together quickly, but I don’t really like them. I am noticing a distinct preference on my part for blocks that allow for the creation of designs with radial symmetry. It is possible that I may decide to “boycott” certain blocks in the future based on this preference.