As November comes to Massachusetts, the trees have dropped their brilliant yellow and red leaves, daylight is gone by late afternoon and the landscape is now shades of gray and brown.
So I wasn't surprised when I found myself digging down to the bottom of one of the bins in my stash, looking for the "Sew Chic" stack of 10 inch square florals that I purchased from Keepsake Quilting a couple years ago. This collection has lots of large print flowers and a few of smaller scale.
My friend Janet loves to make quilts with multiple shades of the same or similar colors as the background. I'm going to follow her lead with this quilt and use a Kona® Cotton Solids "Sand Castle" stack of 10 inch squares, which was also in my stash.
This quilt is a stretch for me. I rarely use large scale florals and almost never use shades of tan. I'm much to likely to gravitate to tints of yellow than beige and brown.
I'm designing a plus sign quilt. More than half the blocks will be mostly negative space using the various background colors.
The fabrics are all cut and ready to sew--floral sunshine therapy for gray days!