|Top: 36" x 36"|
The fabric I picked is Heavy Metal, a Windham Fabric. I bought a fat quarter bundle in June, bound and determined to use some of it, any of it. It has a little sparkle and shine with the metallic spots. Gold, silver and bronze.
The colors are gorgeous and picking just a few for this project was so hard! I even asked my daughter to 'advise' me. She wasn't much help except to say 'go with your gut mom'! No help at all!
The project...oh yeah! Colors picked, fabrics cut. But wait, what was I thinking? I had to do some fast thinking when I cut the white/grey color. Remember I said I bought a FQ bundle? Not enough for four blocks! I don't think you can tell where I pieced together the 2" squares, but I was short 2 of them. At this point I'm thinking I'm screwed! What was I thinking?!
Then I fiddled, scrimped, and finagled myself to finishing the four blocks. Hindsight: I would have used a solid that I had plenty on hand of.
Once I added the borders, it not only framed the center well, but beefed up the size! I was thinking it should become a baby quilt.
Looking back, there are a few things I would change or do differently. Color placement for one. I think using four colors for inside and four outside would be interesting. I might even make the corners angled.
Which leads to many more ideas! That I like! I enjoy taking a design, playing with it and changing it up.
It was fun cutting in to fabric that would otherwise sit for far too many months. And especially fun to use my block again.
When you work with a pattern, do you like to change it up and make it your own? Or strictly stay inside the lines?