Back in December I had finished making 25 fourteen inch Country Roads blocks. I'm calling my quilt Salmagundi Road. The blocks were inspired by a vintage quilt from the Jim Tharpe collection. The vintage quilt has sashing which appears to be wider than the sashing piece in the blocks. I WAS going to add sashing that was about 2.5 inch wide or larger. So I auditioned several pieces I had on hand. This was the one I liked best. But after figuring how much fabric would be needed I found I didn't have enough.
Then I tried this one. Too light. And I don't think I have enough of it either.
So then I tried this one. No. It's not right. And I probably don't have enough of this fabric either.
Why don't I just make more blocks to get a bigger quilt? I have plenty of small pieces and scraps. Then I won't add sashing. Just because the quilt that inspired me has it doesn't mean I have to add it. I don't like adding sashing anyway and I do love piecing.
Hey! - I'll use the auditioned fabrics for a pieced backing.
So I made more blocks.
I made 11 more blocks for a total of 36 blocks which in a layout 6 x 6 would make a quilt 84 x 84.
Then I went to sew them together.
And, darn it, I think they need sashing.
And now that I have more blocks maybe I'll make a narrow sashing - 1.5 inch maybe.
Ok. Maybe I need to add a solid. How about dark brown? Yes, maybe!
Or lighter brown?
How about terracotta?
So...my OMG (One Monthly Goal at Elm Street Quilts) is to decide on a sashing and cornerstones and get these blocks assembled into a top.