I picked up 2 yards of Michael Miller's Happy Town fabric this weekend. I love all the bright colors. The design reminds me of the building blocks we loved to play with when we were children.
|Happy Time by Michael Miller Fabrics|
I want to see the "Happy Town" design in the quilt so I cut 10.5 x 10.5 inch squares for half the blocks in the quilt. The alternating blocks will be improv pieced Modern Log Cabin blocks. I want to echo the striped elements in the fabric so I'm making strips of stripes which I plan to incorporate into the Log Cabin blocks.
This quilt is so busy that I think it might be a good idea to add some white. It could be sashing strips intersperced randomly between some of the blocks or maybe just incorporated into the Log Cabin blocks.
Here 4 blocks laid out 2 different ways:
Auditioning white sashing--I don't think this works.
I think I need to make some more blocks and then will decide what looks best. Suggestions are welcome…please leave a comment if you have an idea.