While I struggled with cutting up this beloved fabric, I am so glad that I did - the colors and patterns take on a whole new life when sewn together.
I have never made a quilt this large; so the task has been a little daunting. I knew that I wanted a simple design, and was inspired by this quilt for my "design." I put "design" in quotation marks because once I determined that I needed twenty four 12" squares, I simply began cutting rectangles and squares and fitting them together randomly.
The trick is to cut in 3" increments so that it adds up to 12 more easily. I began with the chocolate brown floral, and cut 12 rectangles and squares that were all divisible by 3 (6x6", 3x9", etc.). Then, I moved on to my next fabric, cutting the same way and adding the pieces to my chocolate brown floral.
I currently have 12 of my 24 completed, and am contemplating what fabric to do the sashing and binding in, and how I will back it - solid or in pieces (I'm thinking of something like this).
To save money, I am considering buying a solid 100% cotton flat sheet in a coordinating color (probably pink, because the green is more dominant than I was expecting) and using that fabric as my sashing. Has anyone tried this before? I would love your input!