Check this pic out. I placed the fat quarter behind some of the other blocks. My hope is to have this quilt read as something you might find in an old farm house.
I only have 1 fat quarter of it. I might look and see if I can find some more at the LQS. All the beige 1/2 square triangles were made with only 1 fat quarter--but there was 2 more FQ's available. This is the only one that is in the stash. Just hate to find myself a couple triangles short. I have not figured out how it will transition into a border.
Here is the pic of the overall pattern. What do you think? The dark brown would alternate "stripes" with the beige stripe. These 2 simple blocks come together to look like so much more than what they actually are. My favorite kind of layout.
On another note, our guild makes charity quilts like many guild, often I help cut. It is easier to take the fabric home and cut at my leisure within the next month. My all time favorite part of quilting is cutting, touching, ironing, straightening ( the OCD in me comes out), playing with the shapes after they are cut and trying to figure out what other usable pieces I can get out of the small chunks that are left. Here is the stack from yesterday. Here is the over 700 2 1/2" x 6 1/2" rectangles for sashing. The guild likes this pattern because if you have a whole lot of ugly fabric you can make it all go away.
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