Ann and Kaja (Ad Hoc Improv Quilters) invited anyone interested to make a version of a Chinese Coins quilt this quarter.
I have a couple of "bits and pieces" boxes. Otherwise called "The Parts Department".
I poked around in there and see what I could come up with.
That's what I saw in there.
I sorted out all of the "bits and pieces" and parts that were single colors.
Then I had to decide on size of quilt and purpose of the quilt.
I need to have a couple of quilts on hand, adult lap size, that I can give to someone who might need a quilty hug or a rainbow to brighten up an otherwise cloudy day. You know...Coin Toss...Heads You're a Winner!...kind of quilt.
60 x 80 is the overall target size.
Next step was to decide on column size.
I think three columns 20 inches wide and 60 long each is what I'll aim for.
Next step: sew together those "bits and pieces" into rainbow strips 20 inches wide so I can see what I have. I'm still sewing...I have lots of "bits and pieces" and parts. I might not even have to cut into any fabric at all for my Coin Toss.
In the meantime I thought about sashing. I'm going to use blue sashing between strips in the columns and between columns. (Think rainbows in the sky, you know).
I have three pieces of blue but haven't decided which to use yet or how wide. I'm thinking right now I want a very thin (maybe 1 - 1.5 inch) sashing. But who knows? I'm not there yet.
Hmmmm... the blue above seems "too blue".
I think I might like this blue for the sashing. Or not.
Or maybe this blue. No...I don't think there's enough of this blue.
I may have a Coin Toss at the end of the quarter.