I auditioned fabrics for sashing for Salmagundi Road, picked one, and left the rest of the pieces in a pile at the end of the ironing board. As I came across other possible backing fabrics I kept adding them to the pile. I thought I would piece some of them together later for a backing for Salmagundi Road.
And then before the backing could happen...I decided to to make some Salsa and do a little Salsa Dancing instead.
These are 18 inch blocks.
The pattern is a free one from Anna Maria Horner called Spinning Stars.
I made one in 2015 I called Petunias that was made from fabrics leftover from a Pickle Dish quilt.
I thought I would make one 72 x 90 for my husband (he's tall) to replace the old Winery quilt he currently keeps on the back of his recliner but I wasn't sure if I had enough Salsa ingredients in my stash for 20 blocks.
First I made the above four blocks to see how they would look. Sometimes I get some crazy ideas, you know, so that's why I usually make a few trial blocks to see if I want to go further or want to throw them into the scrap orphanage and abandon the crazy idea.
I liked them.
And then I cut wedges from my tomatoes, onions, peppers, garlic, tortilla chips (yes, I have tortilla chip fabric in my stash), and parsley I pretended was cilantro. I was hoping I could cut 160 wedges for my 20 blocks and I made it with little to spare. Then I looked for some reds, greens and reddish browns I could use for the outside rings and sewed wedges and ring pieces together. Now I hope I have enough yellow, orange and orange red tone on tones for the corners. I'm not sure I do but I'm going to scrounge around.
Now, what to do for that Salmagundi Road backing??? Hmmmm....