I am still thinking about these blocks - my floral fantasy squares from the Sue Benner class last week. Sue had a piece of advice for students that I took to heart - she takes a digital photo of her basic block units, prints them out and plays with the printed photo to decide on a layout.
So, I took a quick pic of my blocks and cut up the print out to play with ideas. I made two color prints which was a good thing because I thought of different ways to use the squares. :)
Here is one type of what I am thinking of as a floral-burst design, a la Sue:
I was really divided as to whether I should persevere and do what the teacher's sample looked like (mostly as a memory prompt for myself) ... or go my own way. In the _spirit_ of Sue's approach to quilt making (no patterns, no rules), I decided that I need to put my own 'stamp' on this project. :)
So, then I tried some diagonal division ideas. Here are half square triangles made of divided floral units:
Here is a quarter square triangle arrangement:
Again, these are both kinda busy for my eyes. ;) My friend Barbara B. told me I should do something 'linda' with my blocks. So....now I am thinking about making each 6" flower square a page in an artist's book of some kind. Maybe a concertina or a Dos-a-Dos structure. The former would lend itself to easy display in my shop or at home (unfolded like a screen, along a shelf). Also, making each into it's own quilted page would let me further embellish each square with beads, embroidery, quilting, etc.
I am pondering this project while I do other things. When I cannot decide on a finished design, letting things 'gestate' in my back brain helps me decide what will appeal.