Good Morning Quilters!
I made a great find in my stash yesterday. Remember that I am trying to put 210 small intricate blocks into a quilt where they can be seen individually.
The colors/design of this vintage quilt is what I am using to guide me:
I found a neutral in my stash to use with my blocks last week, and have that sewn to my little blocks. I thought I'd have to buy a brown fabric for the narrow vertical stripes.....but yesterday, I found a fabric in my stash that I think will work! I am so happy. I have no idea what I bought the brown fabric for, and it was in a box of mostly fat quarters in browns. It was the largest piece of fabric in the box - at least three yards! I calculated I'd need 2.75 yards if I bought something.
Here is the brown print, which reads as a solid brown from a little distance:
In the original quilt, the brown is a print that reads as a solid from a distance, too. See a closeup of the vintage quilt here:
So now quilt top construction can begin. I have triangles sewn on both sides of each of my blocks I'm using in lieu of the nine patches of the old quilt, and I now have the brown.....brown stripes and neutral stripes and blocks are going to appear on my design wall this week! I can't wait!
What are you doing this week? It feels so good to have my quilting mojo back. I hope you all are keeping your projects going. It pleases me so much to see your posts and pictures. Thanks so much for joining the Design Wall Monday Linky Party. Please mention Design Wall Mondays, and provide a link to this post from within your post.