However, the other night, sitting in my new Morris Chair (wanted one all my life and hubby bought it for me for my birthday), I read past where the hexagon quilts complete. Lo and behold, there were octagon ones also. Really, I had this book for years and never saw this? And they sew into squares? What?
After I calmed down, I pulled out a fabric I bought for OBW that I had goofed with because the repeats are so small (12"). I thought, let me try an octagon one- I don't have to cut up a huge amount of yardage to try and see if I like it or not. Oh, yes, I like it! So much as a matter of fact, I had to buy some big yardage. I found a local quilt store with some Henry Glass Botannical Blooms. It is gone from everywhere else and bought it last week (side note- my bad timing, this week all fabric is 20% off. Makes a difference when you buy 7 yards). First I will finish the Tivoli gardens fabric one, and then onto the big stuff.
|Tivoli Gardens 12" repeat fabric|
|With the squares added enabling the blocks to be square. I just set the fabric in there, it will have to be cut into triangles and sewn on the top and bottom edges.|
|The 24" repeat Henry Glass Botannical print, 7 yards with (need 8 repeats for octagons)|