Since I've run out of hand applique, I'm back to working on red,white and black round blocks as my hand work. I started these probably a year or so ago when I started to get interested in hand piecing. Most of my interest in hand piecing can be directly contributed to the handpeicingandapplique Yahoo group that I joined. They are a very talented, helpful and encouraging group of folks who are all doing incredibly beautiful hand work. At one point, one of the members (Becky, I think) was drafting and publishing these wonderful round pieced blocks. I started collecting them and making them out of a pallet of red white and black. Someday they will go together in one quilt. I have 10 blocks completed and two more that I'm working on. When I find a round block that strikes my fancy, I save the pattern. I've got a bag of fabrics that I use for this project and when I need more hand work, I drag out a new pattern and go through the fabric. These are the three latest blocks that I completed.
I think the top block is 12" and the other two are 8".