Work in the sewing room continues. To paraphrase a character from Game of Thrones, "That's what I do, I sew, and I play with squares." First up, triangle squares; the doll quilt top is finished. Also the backing, but I didn't take a photo yet.
Pardon my feline assistant's plaything, she was taking a break. Some machine and hand quilting will finish this off. I even incorporated a label into the backing, yay me.
For the past two years my leader-enders have been 4 patches made into square in squares. I have made hundreds from my scrap bins.
These were inspired by the Go Four It sew along challenge from APQ magazine, April 2015. I was taken by the "scrappy everything" fabric mix of Edyta Sitar's design but not her teeny tiny pieces, which didn't work with my precut system--the smallest size I cut is 1.5". So I upsized her design to use my precuts, thrilled to have a place to use all the smaller strips and squares at last. My square in squares finish at 3.5". I recently spent an evening drawing up an alternate setting, after noting that I had made many more light than medium/dark squares. I played with that layout today:
My beige carpet notwithstanding, I like the diagonal chains the lights and dark blocks create; I'd probably use a solid or tone on tone color for the background, and sew up the squares in diagonal rows to avoid the bazillion setting triangles making blocks requires. Love all the scrappiness!
Then I laid out the squares as Edyta designed:
More complex and rich braided look, which I love. But this layout uses fewer lights, and I have a lot more of those. What about this?