Well, you know what happened next, don't you?!?
I picked up a gorgeous blue print (seen below with 3 coordinating solids laying on top).
|(click the photos on this page to see larger images)|
Have a look:
|The fabric I bought in Hawaii is the piece on the right.|
I hunted and hunted for this print in shops here in Australia. No joy. With only one yard to work with, well, it was pretty tough to come up with a design which would showcase the print but give a quilt large enough to actually be useful - but here it is:
|I love the 3-d effect. Kind-of makes your eyes dance!|
square: 4.5 "
rectangles: 4.5" x 2.5"
triangles: cut from a square 2 7/8", cut diagonally in half to get the triangle shape.
Well, I wasn't about to fiddle with 2 7/8". Instead, you can see (below) how I went about it. I started with 3" squares, placing the dark and light blue fabrics together, drawing a diagonal cutting line on the light square (which you can see in the photo below if you click it to get the larger image), then stitched 1/4" on either side of that line. Then I cut the square along the line and folded the triangles out, as shown below.
And here's a closeup of the blocks - don't you just love that leafy print with the silver highlights?
Here's the finished quilt (below). The variegated thread is visible on the solid fabric, but completely disappears inside the silvery-leaf printed blocks - just perfect!
I would have liked to make it a bit larger - oh if I'd only used my head when I bought the fabric in 2014 and gotten another yard of it. I thought about increasing the size by putting on wider borders, but decided against it, as the borders would overwhelm the blocks if they were any bigger.