I really love the additional goal I added this year of making one quilt “just for fun” each quarter. Without a clear idea of what I want to make right now, I turned to my stash and started looking for inspiration. I was quickly drawn to a fat quarter stripe from Giucy Giuce’s Natale line for Andover fabrics, so I used it as the inspiration to make my initial fabric pull.
In my mind, I’m hoping that the fat quarter stripe print will be enough to use as the binding for whatever quilt I might be able to make. So, with that idea in mind, I started thinking about the size of quilt I could make using the fabrics in my initial fabric pull.
I think I have enough fabric to make a baby size (~37″ square?) quilt, and I quickly landed on the idea of making an Irish Chain variation. I am drawn to the idea of using changing sizes of squares for the Irish Chain. Above is an animated GIF showing some of my design ideas.
With the design more solidified, I was able to down-select and solidify my fabric choices. The hard part for me at the moment is choosing between my favorite two layout options.
So I’d love to know which of the two layouts above is your favorite:
- Left (mostly red)
- Right (golden center)