Blue Collar Work
A Kaleidoscope quilt made from men's shirts from the thrift store plus bits and pieces of several shades (not 50) of gray solids I had in the scrap chunk crate.
80 x 88
Ten inch blocks sewn together pretty much in random fashion - no design wall or floor or bed.
I divided the blocks into piles of "with red/orange", "with brown", and "with blue/lights". Then I tried to use evenly from the piles while webbing the blocks together. I kind of eyeball and remember what is in each row as they grow. This is usually my method of madness.
Sometimes I get to the end and find I have a lot of similar fabrics left so they end up next to each other. Does it really matter? Well, not to me. This is a big quilt for a big bed so who is going to notice? It will generate the same warmth if like fabrics touch or are evenly distributed.
I think I have enough of a black (or navy?) cotton gingham for the back but I'm not really sure since I haven't yet measured. And I think I have enough black perle #8 to do some big stitching.