On Wednesday at the Ben Franklin Quilt Club, I received the last clue for the mystery quilt I was participating in. The technique is based on Margaret Miller's book, Strips That Sizzle. There were many options for the final set and it turned out that I had enough blocks to make a nice size cuddle quilt: 54 x 66. The teacher was explaining about setting the blocks when she casually mentioned that any log cabin set would work or a set with blocks that had a light and dark side like split 9 patch.
It was like a light bulb went off in my head! I was so excited!
You see, I was thinking about making an Off Set Spiral quilt for DS but was not looking forward to the 300 hst's it would need if I made split 9 patches for a full size bed quilt.
Picture found on Wonder Cut Ruler wesite gallery.
I rushed home and began placing my mystery blocks on the design flannel. One minor problem I encountered was that the veggie border fabric I had chosen no longer seemed appropriate. So I searched and found this fun, funky shoe print that was gifted to me last year. Gotta love a stash that will has just the right 'weirdness' factor! :)
I'm pretty excited about how this turned out. Now to apply this technique to a black and white quilt~but that is a summer project for me!