...At least they were until I got myself an umbrella!
Yes, it's another paper pieced block. Yesterday I found some raindrop fabric on clearance, and today it is raining buckets, so it's clear I needed to make this block today. I've used Kristy's umbrella block and some of my Delighted scraps. The umbrella pattern comes with 3 variations. I decided on the one with points, and boy, were those some tiny pieces! I think next time I'll try the non-pointy umbrella tips.
In other news, I finally gave making hexagon blocks a try. I actually did this about 2 weeks ago when it was way too hot to stay out in the no air conditioning sewing area. I retreated to my cool bedroom and gave hexis a shot. I'm not sure if I've quite got the hang of it, but they didn't turn out too bad.
If you're wondering why I used that bright aqua colored thread, its' because I thought this would be a great way to use up some of the vintage threads I had found. I know the basting will come out, but I didn't figure that my connecting stitches would show. I will have to rethink the use of that thread when I make some more of these.