Well I have finally finished the block. Here it is in Civil War Reproduction Fabrics. Doesn't it look different. I have included another of the collections from Raconteur so you can see the change. The blocks from Snippets, the one just here to the left were put together to show how different a collection would be if there was a stronger focus on dark colours.
I hadn't intended initially to add the white sashing but, unlike Raconteur, the blocks clashed when they were laid side by side and so the sashing was needed. I have always loved scraps and so adding the log cabin corners was the perfect way to bring the seven hexagons into one collection. The different coloured borders carried the scrappy feel right through to the edge.
Since finishing this collection I have been playing with how to finish off the whole thing. If I leave it at just one block then what you see is all that there will be but I have found a great way to join several of these collections with what appears to be a spiral.... so if the interest continues you may in some time in the distant future see another development... or then I might simply move on and finish some other quilts.
So why did I call this post Cobargo Retreat? Well because that is where I will be teaching this class. I can't wait to see what combinations other people will choose, both in colours and fabrics. Also in blocks as at the retreat they all start with the same four blocks but then they can choose up to three different blocks to complete their collection. It should be interesting.