Nearly two years ago I returned from a road trip to Toronto via Center Harbour Vermont so I could visit the Keepsake Quilting shop. I’ve been buying fabric from the online shop for years. This was a chance to actually see the entire selection.
I was looking for green batiks to make a quilt for Noah. However, once I’d made my choices, I couldn’t help looking around and ended picking up two different fat quarter collections of indigo/teal – eighteen pieces of fabric in all.
Having just finished the Japanese Strip Quilt, I was looking through my stash and decided it’s time to use these indigo fabrics so I opened the packages, spray starched and pressed each piece. I realized I didn’t have enough light coloured fabrics so I made the rounds of my nearby fabric shops and bought several 1/4 m selections.
Now the prepared fabrics are sitting on my cutting table – along with a 1/2 m length of a bright green to use as an accent.
I just have to decide what to do with them! I want something “modern” but probably constructed using traditional elements. Can’t make up my mind, is the problem.
For example I could set up half-square triangles and recut them:
I could cut squares, stack them three/four at a time, wonky cut them, and sew, mixing and matching to create blocks.
I could just make 4 HST at a time and cluster them:
I could cut rectangles and arrange them somewhat randomly:
Or I could just cut and sew, improvising as I go along!
Don’t know where to start yet.
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I love those fabrics. And you have some great possibilities identified. I look forward to seeing what you end up doing!