A reject could be the result of size, color or design of a block. It just means it's rejected from a specific project, but can easily be transformed and reconfigured in to something else!
I'm not sure why I call this 'OctoMama', it must be a term of endearment or a little nickname that stuck! But this...is what can not be called a reject any longer!
|17" x 18 1/2"|
I made a few more EPP blocks with a lighter shade of color for the stripe surrounded with white. Which I kind of liked! Then I added a few small blocks scattered around for a little more interest.
Before I knew it I was quilting octagons and not very perfect either! I started it, I had to finish it! They weren't too bad to quilt, just slow going.
After getting feedback on thread color in a previous post, variegated thread was mentioned several times. I happened to have a pastel spool on hand and decided to give it a try. If I like it...I'll buy a big spool. And I like it. And it blends! It doesn't stand out on the darker colors and all but disappears on the white.
I quilted an octagon in the center using 1/4" lines and then switched to 1/2" around the outside.
You probably noticed the two shades of white. We all know how that goes...not all shades of white are equal! The photo makes it very noticeable, but real life...it isn't that bad!
A funky concoction of quilting, thread ad binding!