Anyway, Christine came up with the brilliant plan that we each make a Postage Stamp quilt, and when we cut up our little squares of fabric we cut extras and swap them with the ultimate goal of not repeating fabrics. This way we don't have to commit to growing our stashes a hundredfold and we get an occasional fun surprise in the mail.
FYI - Postage Stamp Quilts feature a patchwork of relatively small squares, usually 1"-2.5". Because we are a little bit loopy, Christine and I are making quilts with 1" x 1" finished squares, which means each 12" x 12" finished block will be made up of 144 pieces. The other challenge is that we're aiming to have zero repeating fabrics (known as a Charm Quilt). Yes, this is going to be a long term project, but on the plus side it's a 2 for 1 deal on the quilty bucket list.
I've been combining the fabrics in a semi-random fashion, aiming to pair contrasting values in a checker board pattern. I think I'll also add in some strips of solid fabric (I'm undecided on colour but am thinking black or navy) to break up the chaos and help speed up the finish.
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Happy Bastille Day!