A few weeks ago (or maybe months), I was looking through House Beautiful and came across a room that really caught my eye. I immediately wanted to turn that room into a quilt. It was basically a white room, but there was something about all that white with dashes of color that spoke to me.
Like the room, the quilt needed to be mostly white, and honestly, mostly white quilts are my favorite. Other than the white, what stuck out to me was the collection of navy blue books, the green distressed chairs, and pops of red.
Okay, that seems easy enough. I went through my stash and pulled my fabrics that fit the bill. While digging through my fabrics I got the idea in my head that using multilpe shades of white might look good, which turned out to be a great stash buster for all those odds and end pieces of kona "whites" left over from previous projects.
I wanted to make a quilt that was fairly easy, no paper piecing or anything, so I decided on a wonky star. I love a wonky star!
With no plan other than to make wonky star blocks mostly blue with a triangle of red or green in each block, I went to town. I cut and cut and sewed and sewed and came up short. Okay, so I cut and cut and sewed and sewed some more. Still short. At this point, I had an idea of how many blocks I needed, so the last cutting session had a plan. I ended up with enough colored triangles, but still over-cut the white. Oops.
And now I have 20 blocks. I didn't see the americana patriotic flavor of these blocks until I started sewing them together, which generally isn't my style, but the more blocks I made the more I liked them.
My next step is to build my blocks up by bordering them all in more whites. I'm not sure where I'll go after that. Definitely more white, possibly some more green or red thrown in - or not. I'll see how I like it after all the bordering.
No definite plan, just a general idea, that's how I like to approach quilting (and most things in life). The beauty in the process is watching it unfold along the way.