After a few more 9 patch blocks I couldn't help myself: the idea if circles has just been nagging away and I had to go with it. There are several ways I could get there of course: applique or reverse applique would seem pretty obvious, but instead I went for chopping into what I had made. I drew a freehand circle just to make sure I got the shape out of the block but only used it as a guide and cut freehand as close to the edges as I could.
Next I did this:
So now I'm pondering this. I think maybe I will make it a bit smaller (though I have been trying to work a little bit bigger!) or might cut this into a circle too and go round again. I know that the modern stripes don't sit quite right with the other fabrics yet, but that should come good as I repeat them in other places, but how I do that will depend on whether I keep this or not.Decisions, decisions!
In the meantime I'm going back to the 9 patches for an hour or two.