I always get the most amazing ideas in the shower. It must be the timing of when the subliminal stuff from my dreams hits the morning caffeine. Friday morning I solved 3 quilting dilemmas at once.
The idea was to make the gold, orange and red as long strips of crazy patch with solid greens between.
FMQ Challenge blocks (project solution 1). I need more than 12 since I also want to try Trapunto this year and I want to try some designs to use on my Ojibwe Beadwork Inspired quilt which is waiting for me to become good at FMQ before I attempt to quilt it (project solution 2).
admiring string quilts on line. And I absolutely loved the yellow zig-zag quilt that I made for my sister-in-law. So all that gold fabric I had left over seemed a perfect candidate for a yellow & white string quilt. Plus I could do a quilt-as-you-go method AND use up the bin of poly batting that I just found in the garage (project 3...maybe 4 & 5 too if using up terrible batting counts as a project as does learning an new QAYG technique). I found a great QAYG technique tutorial at Welsh Quilter that I will use for both the string and the FMQ project.
I'm still deciding on a pattern. I'm planning to stabilize with a lightweight fuseable. I'm psyching up to pre-wash so it won't have to eternally be dry cleaned.
OK...back to the sewing machine. No, wait, football and hand quilting.