Somehow, that just isn't my style.
Right now, I have two things going on in ye olde studio:
In the background we have my modified nine-patch blocks alternating with squares. As I finish the blocks, I just slap them up there. It keeps me motivated. Eventually I will have to decide on an arrangement that pleases me and begin the long job of joining all of these into a quilt top.
Meanwhile, back at the farm, (ha ha) I'm thinking ahead about the Round Robin being planned in the Calico Gardeners 'bee,' a group of quilters that has been meeting....gosh...a long time! This batik of a rooster (purchased last Spring at the Conway Farmer's Market) is going to be part of my central block; after that, the block and my fabrics will be passed to several other quilters in succession; each will add a 'round' of new blocks. To tell the truth, I've had a 'chicken quilt' rattling around in my head for years--and I've had the fabrics picked out and salted away in a storage box. Suddenly, it has all come together. Motive, means, and opportunity.... No, wait. That's murder. I'm just talking about a quilt, honest!
Anyway-- I'm loving the homespun fabrics and the strong diagonals of the light squares. (When these blocks are joined, only the center squares will be larger; the other neutral squares in each block will be the smaller size--3/4"--and each block will finish at 4.5". So I need a lot of them.
Now back to the sewing room!