I had an epiphany about the baby quilt!!! I was thinking about how I have the brighter solid-looking fabric, and then the more vividly patterned fabric with the light background, and how I wanted to use a sashing/background fabric but wanted *POP* and contrast.
I had thought if only there were some way to surround the light/patterned fabric with the bright/solid-looking fabric . . . and then this morning at like 5am Ka-pow! Economy blocks! – the simple version (I guess a lot of people call it Square in a Square, but I have always seen that as the Economy block).
The blocks will be set on point with sashing in between. I had planned on doing a pieced backing, and I believe I will still be able to! Yee-hah! I’m excited to finally have a solution! Don’t you love all the exclamation points?!?!
Here are my 6 half-yards of fabric . . . I told you it was themed . . . The colors on the bottom are brighter than they appear in this picture. Fabric is By the Sea by Johnny Karwan for Clothworks and was purchased from Fabric Shack and Over the Rainbow. Do you know how hard it is to find cute crab fabric?
Now I want to start cutting and piecing blocks! But I said I was going to work on the green skirt tonight . . . guess I should do that. Oh well, now that I have a plan, I can let the crabs rest for a bit while I work on the other priorities. I love white solid sashing, but what do you think?