I cut strips 6 1/2" long and assembled strips of "piano keys".
|I made a pile of strips like this -- and most of the plaid pieces were cut a little straighter than this lot!|
|Then I cut triangles from the strips until I had a good pile.|
|I added light coloured triangles to pieced triangles to make blocks.|
There are lots of possibilities for these blocks, and I'm still playing with them to see what they might become. But I know I don't have quite enough of that gold fabric for all my blocks. What to do? -- make a smaller quilt? choose another background and make some blocks with each? or pull out all the possibilities and go scrappy? The last choice is what I'm inclined to do, but I need fairly large pieces. Around here, 8" strips count as yardage, not scrap!
|Here are a few of the fabrics that came to light on the first look through the stash. (These are all a bit darker than the photo would suggest -- the fabric I've used in the blocks already is third from the right.)|
One great thing about quilting is that there are really no "wrong answers" -- at the end of the process I'll have a quilt and it will be fine. I just don't know yet what it might look like!
Meanwhile, here is a project that actually did get finished!
|Tiny zigzags. Blocks are 2" finished. It didn't use up much fabric, but it is done!!|