So these are just a few swatches of a stack of oriental prints that I've been hoarding collecting for a while now and I finally have enough to start planning something out.
I scanned them all into my computer and then uploaded them to Electric Quilt 7 (EQ7) and started to play. I came up with a couple versions of what I am envisioning, but there are no guarantees that whatever I finally end up making will even remotely resemble either of these. That is the beauty of the planning stage - anything is possible. And I'm still not sure this is the best way to show off the fabrics... we'll see.
So... a scrappy version:
And a more ordered version:
What do you think? I like the second better, but it will be more complicated to ensure that I have enough of each fabric since the bulk of them are fat quarters. I think it should work though. The center of each of these is 72" square the way I've been playing with it, but I could make it a more manageable wall size (like 48" square). I just have a feeling that if I ever actually make a lone star quilt that I'll want to have it on my bed. Of course, I already have two finished queen size quilts for my bed so I really don't need another one, but it sure is nice to have the option... I always gravitate toward bigger quilts - I think it must be a form of self-torture.
Of course, something with large blocks would showcase more of the fabrics and be easier, but I kinda like the juxtaposition of modern fabrics with traditional quilt patterns.
Anyway, just thought I'd try and share part of my planning process - it's the part of quilting that I think I enjoy the most. Any suggestions are welcome.