It began with a handful of scrappy Shoofly blocks from my Parts Department that all had green background patches.
I decided to frame them up Courthouse Steps style with more greens to use them as alternate blocks between the Shooflies.
That gave me a 24" medallion once I'd sewn them together. I had a wide border stripe print that was just big enough to allow me to frame the medallion.
I have a companion print from which I was able to fussy cut the cornerstones. Then it sat for a couple of days while I tried to figure out what to do next and recovered from a toxic exposure.
I had to audition quite a range of prints before I settled on an orange polka dot for a narrow inner border.
Once I had that in place I almost wished I'd made it wider and left it for the final outer border. I wanted the quilt to be bigger though so another round of auditions was held, no easier or quicker than the first. Finally I settled on a sort of tropical print, mostly because it had the right colors in it.
This will finish at about 45" square. Here's a close up shot for a better look:
Not that the colors in the picture are true to life but you get the idea.
I've already made the back for it too! The turquoise is a simple hibiscus print and the black and white is a large leafy print.
Now, on to the next one!