Woah! What an amazing response to my last post. It seems I am not alone in these thoughts. It has me percolating a few ideas to help us all out. Mainly, in ways to use our stashes more. And in maybe some not so predictable ways.
That thinking reminded me that I never shared a particular quilt top. One quilt top - one fabric. That's right, just one fabric.
I started this about 2 years ago, as part of the Mighty Lucky Quilting Club. In preparing for my month of the club I made up a whole bunch of samples to show different ways to use a single fabric in a quilt block. While I did finish one quilt for the club and then a pillow, the rest of the blocks sat there. But then I decided to play with one of them a bit more. And play and play and play.
You can still purchase the 2016 Mighty Lucky Quilting Club challenges. But now they come as a print on demand book.
What a great way to pull out a cherished fabric from your stash and play. We all have some that we bought a lot of, maybe for a backing, but is just sitting there. Look for the possibilities.
This became my own personal round robin. What other ways could I manipulate this fabric into another look? I just kept going. Fussy cutting stripes, improv curves, triangles, slashing things apart. I just kept going. That last round is a variation on the blocks used to make the center. It ends up at about 78'' square in size.
The fabric is Tick Tock Stripe in Mint from Chipper by Tula Pink.
I bought more fabric 3 times after the first fat quarter. The last time I was smart enough to buy extra so I could make a bias binding when all is done. All in all, I would say I used about 8 meters, but that is just me going off my memory and does include the leftover scraps and the binding set aside.
Any ideas on how to quilt it? I am very open to suggestions on this.