I finished piecing the top of the quilt that I've been working on. I had quite a bit of fabric left over, so I took a couple of days to mull over whether to try to use them in a whole new project or to sew them into the backing of the quilt. I love these fabrics and thought that they would make a really nice star quilt from one of the Atkinson patterns, but then I realized that was just a make-work project. I need to sew what I really really want to sew, rather than just whatever comes into my head. (*Just because it 'can' be done doesn't mean that it 'has' to be done).
Therefore I decided that they would be sewn into the backing of the quilt.
Then, I needed to decide on how to sew them together. For the same reason as above.*, I discarded ideas that seemed to require a lot of planning and sewing. I finally decided on a variation of this design idea:
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I've also seen one or two other versions of this idea, and i really like the look of the quilts.
I decided to use this stacked fabric idea on a large scale.
The pieces for the quilt had all been cut as strips across the width of the fabric, so the leftovers were all quite neat, and I didn't need to cut them any furthur.
I just laid the strips out on the floor as I sewed, so that I could stop when the backing was about the right length.
That's where I am now. I need to sew the horizontal strips together now.
Like I said earlier, I really like the look of these stacked rectangles! It reminds me of a stack of books you might see on a coffee table, not too neatly lined up, which is a common sight around my house!
Have a great day!