I’ve gone from the bright scrappy fabrics and modern feel of Sparkling Strings to this:
These are mostly Civil War reproduction fabrics. I have been cutting fabric a little at a time for a few weeks and I think I have everything except borders and a few setting triangles cut out. I’m ready to start working on this queen size quilt. The last queen size I made was about 7 or 8 years ago. ( I know, if I had labeled the quilt I would know for sure. I did label Sparkling Strings so perhaps I’m turning over a new leaf?) I know the design wall is too small for a queen, and I’m not sure I have enough clear floor space either, so laying out the blocks will be interesting.
I’m hoping it will look like I envision. The string squares I made with the scraps read much brighter than I expected.
I’m not sure I want quite that bright a quilt in queen size, but all the fabric is cut so I’ll press on and figure it out later. And maybe once everything is put together the darker reds and golds will tone down those brighter reds. I bet you never thought that I would be concerned about fabrics being too bright!