It took me awhile to decide what kind of quilt I wanted to make with such large scale, busy prints. I eventually went with one of my favorite go-to patterns- Square in Square. I felt like this would showcase the fabrics without cutting them too much, and without adding busy-ness (that's a word, right?) to an already busy quilt. I also knew that the pattern I chose would have to fit the mod feel of the prints.
To cut the fabric, I used the Stack and Whack method found at Cluck Cluck Sew, but I modified so that my blocks finished at 9 inches. If you haven't used this cutting method, I highly recommend it. It's so simple! Here are the blocks, all pressed and ready to go!
After that, the quilt top went together in a snap!
I finally got a picture of the fabric in the sunshine and I think it really makes a difference in how the colors show up!
Now here comes a tricky part- finding the backing. I'm off to the fabric store to search for a backing that is just right. I have no idea what color family I'm looking for, I'll just have to see what grabs me. Any suggestions?
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