Remember the Pantone quilt challenge hosted by Adrianne from On the Windy Side and Anne from Playcrafts? The one that wrapped up way back in April? Well, it's two months late but I finally got started on my Marsala quilt!
Yes, I've clearly missed the boat on this one. But, I still wanted to take on the challenge of creating with a colour palette that stretches the comfort zone. Since Marsala has a bricky-burgundy vibe, I thought it would be appropriate to create a quilt with a traditional basis but somewhat freshened up.
I started with an oversized Young Man's Fancy block. I first discovered this block while reading a Margaret Atwood novel - quilt inspiration can be found anywhere! I worked out the quilt math to blow the block up to 30"x30" finished size. I'm now working on HSTs that will radiate out from the feature block in various peachy colours - essentially tints and tones of the inspiration Marsala fabric. I haven't quite decided on a layout yet so right now I'm kind of stuck.
What do you think, lovely readers? Should I proceed with option A (below, left) which has the HSTs grouped snug together, or option B (below, right) which has the HSTs drifting apart with gaps of the background fabric in between?
Linking up with Lee at Freshly Pieced.