Follow the Green Brick road
I must be in a green phase.
This will be my first “big” quilt project (it’s just a lap quilt though). To be honest, I’m more than a bit nervous. There’s no reason to be…it’s going to be a simple strip quilt…just lots of straight lines. I was inspired by a quilt I saw in a Pottery Barn catalog. (Or was it Crate and Barrel…or Willams and Sonoma Home – and really, what’s the difference?)
I’m probably breaking a ton of quilting rules with my fabrics. I think I’m supposed to have a nice mix of lights mediums and darks. But that was waaaaaaaaay too much effort. Plus I was getting a little light-headed from the fabric fumes at the store and got all caught up in the gorgeous Amy Butler and Michael Miller prints. So I’m going with a monochromatic look. That’s my story and I’m sticking to it. I’m backing and edging it with a nice rich chocolate brown cotton.
What I need to do now and lay it all out. I don’t have a workboard (should I try to make one for this or just lay it out on the guest bed?) But I’m hoping I can just do a consistent repeat and then just off set the columns to create a nice looking and balanced top. Something akin to this maybe?
Any suggestions before I throw caution to the wind and wing it through my first real quilt?
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