These fabrics were given to me at my Quilt Guild by the Service Committee, asking that I do something with them.
This first group is shirtings
The central block here is a Liberty of London print, a finer gauge woven of lighter weight, more finely woven cotton fabric than the Shirtings.
I don’t know that other folks would even Quilt with these materials. But they're donated to our Guild, so recognizing how fortunate that is, I am grateful.
Just moving the fabrics around, getting used to seeing them together.
In hindsight, after this quilt is done, I can see this kind of design exploration play led me to the checkerboard border around this quilt.
Again, moving things around in the border by sections, I came upon a nice arrangement which transitioned smoothly from one group of colors to another & moved the Viewer's eye around the perimeter of the Quilt.
Next, the back, pieced from a lovely blue print a quilting colleague shared with me, seeing how much better it blended with my project than hers, she offered me the fabric.
Pieced together around a block of the Featured Print from the front, with some more checkerboard for good measure; once I made it I liked it & found it fun to use & see.