Tuesday, March 3, 2020

A Decision and some Progress

A few weeks ago, I asked for some ideas on how to use some fabric I had in my stash to make a donation quilt.  You guys definitely came through and gave me a lot to think about!

Here were a few of the pieces I had on hand.  There were lots of designs suggested but some required me to go buy more fabric and that just wasn't part of the plan.

I really needed a design that would use the background fabric to its best yield and had pieces large enough to show off the dog prints I wanted to use.  I was originally thinking about using circles but based on some suggestions, I was inspired to make large HSTs.

It is hard to see but I am using two colors of the same background fabrics - a cream and a tan.

I have started to put the pieces up on the design wall.  I am alternating the cream and the tan and really loving the effect it gives to the design.

As I finish the HSTs, I am finding I have to spend quite a bit of time setting them into the design because a number of the fabrics are directional so they will only fit into a certain quadrant of the quilt.

Oh Well, you know I love a good challenge!

I hope to share a finish soon. I am just waiting for my backing fabric to arrive from Connecting Threads (Yep, I took advantage of their last sale and ordered a fun stripe for this one.).

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  1. I look forward to seeing how it turns out... xox

  2. I like the two-tone background and the pattern. It's looking pretty!

  3. I like it!!! The two colored background gives it flair!!

  4. i love your {readers'} idea! i have some fun fabric that would be perfect for a quilt like this! also: i'm anxiously awaiting the march quilty adoption. did i miss it? you're still doing it, right? i can't wait to share some unloved projects/fabrics and share them with someone who will finish them and spread some love...

  5. I admire folks who can resist the desire to buy more fabric! :) It's looking good.

  6. HST is a good choice, as your blocks are so pretty looking. Love the layout, and the dog fabric is so cute!


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