So, while I was on a Jane-Sassaman-fabric kick, I got this piece to use for practice.
And I cut it up into triangles and made this top. This was just for practice, so I sewed it together all the way and added borders of another Sassaman fabric.
I think I like the print borders better than the solid black I was trying out on the “real” Sassaman quilt I blogged about last week. This practice one is about 54″ square.
Meanwhile, my friend Jean suggested I look at quilts by Bruce Seeds. He doesn’t distribute the blocks randomly as suggested in the One Block Wonder books, he uses them to make a big design (from all the blocks with fancy little designs). Check out his quilts here: BruceSeeds.com. They are terrific! He has used little strips of fabric to outline parts of quilts, as I was thinking about doing. And he’s obviously used more than one fabric in some quilts. I’m definitely going to study his quilts more before I decide on a final design for mine.
Thanks to Jean for the great suggestion!