The Hewlett Packard company ran a series of television commercials a few years ago with the tag line "At Hewlett Packard, we never stop asking, What If." That, in two words, pretty much sums up my approach to quilting and design. This little quilt is a good example.
Last summer I took a class with Ricky Tims (Harmonic Convergence), and he taught us the niftiest little trick for sewing 1/4" borders. Well, one gloomy Sunday afternoon recently, I came across a bunch of 4 1/2" squares leftover from another project, and wondered what if I sewed them together, then cut them and put in 1/4" sashing strips. Not bad, I think. The photo really doesn't do the poor thing justice, but you get the idea. When you see it in person, there's really a lot of depth to it.
This was a commercially printed fabric. I mean to try the technique with a couple of commercial batik FQ's I have, and with fabric I've painted myself to see if it's a real technique or just a lucky break. (See, this is my problem- I just can't leave well enough alone!
PS- Thank you for the spur, and the compliment, Wittering Rainbow! I'm not sure I can handle the pressure of having a fan (especially one whose own blog is filled with such wonderful stuff), so may I just consider you a friend?