I am amazed at the amount of extra parts that I have! There are more than what I have been able to fit onto the wall. How to make sense of all of it? My first strategy is to figure out what I want my over all finished look to be.
Do I want it to be all squares and leftovers sewn together and made to fit?
Do I want it to have a background that will be the common piece throughout?
Do I want my quilt to appear as though the pieces float? How to obtain that? In my mind that involves a dark background.
I have chosen the dark background. However, I have 3 dark values, A dark charcoal gray, a medium charcoal gray and a very deep (almost black) brown. I thought the little bit of difference could add some interest. Not to mention, that I don’t have a lot of any of these fabrics.
Where to start? Where to start? That is always a sticking point! So, I started by completing some things using the dark background.And Lo and Behold I came across another block I had made as kind of a study. I wasn’t sure that due to the colors that this would fit in anywhere, but I think it will work! I am thinking that I will add more dark strips between the blocks on the sides.
While I have sewn together hexies when doing English Paper Piecing, I have never sewn them together on a machine. It is very doable. Next time I am at the machine I will put together a little “how-to” and post it.