BFTPqal – Fabric Selection


In the Blocks from the Past Quilt Along post this week, Natalie talks about fabric selection and fabric requirements.

I decided that I wanted to use a layer cake. To make sure it was enough and to provide contrast, I paired it with white as a background fabric. The layer cake I picked is Solstice by Kate Spain for Moda.


Here is one of the first blocks.IMG_20150108_161659Remember, these finish at 6″ square. Those little squares are little. The big squares are 1 1/2″ finished. To make only one block wasn’t so bad though. That is the interesting thing about these blocks. I wouldn’t want to make a whole quilt out of most of the blocks because they are a little fiddly, but one at a time, they aren’t bad.

This block is one I may make a second time with a little bit different colors if I need another block to make the quilt a good size.

I don’t have any expectations for this quilt. I will make as many or as few blocks as I want, see where I am at, design a quilt with what is there, and then make a few more blocks as needed.

Because I love the fabric, and I love how the blocks are turning out so far, I know I will love the quilt! Sometimes it nice to finish a quilt quickly, but sometimes it is nice to have a project that takes a while.