You know, the corner(s) I paint myself into quite frequently!
No, not the paraments for the church corner; I found out the white set is not needed till later in the year so that project went on the back burner.
It's the Shoofly corner. As I said in a recent (was it really two weeks ago?) post, I had a pile of cutoff HSTs from this quilt (which, according to my blog, was intended for one of my sons, but it's MINE).
The block is a variation of Sister's Choice. I chose to make the star points with the sew-and-flip method. Eight star points meant 8 cutoff HSTs in each fabric combo, more (or less, not sure why). Since each shoofly block only takes 4 HSTs, my plan was to make a positive and negative of each combo.
My first "corner" was realizing I didn't have enough of some of the fabrics to fill out the blocks. So I substituted alternate fabrics in a similar color.
My second "corner" was my choice of framing fabric for the shooflies. It was something I had a lot of and would coordinate with all the block fabrics, but it turned out to be dull and just a little dreary.
I thought about making an alternate block to fill out space as these little gems will finish at 6-1/4", but this just made the dreariness worse.
Sashing between the blocks was my ultimate solution, but what to use? White was too stark, a print was too busy. So I settled on a beige from my mother's stash (she died in 1979) so it probably is a cotton/poly blend, but it works.
It's close to the tone in the frame fabric and adds a bit of lightness. And you probably know my trick to making a quilt bigger -- set the blocks on point!
My third "corner" was discovering, after I had laid the blocks out square, that in setting on point some duplicates were next to each other! So I came up with a new arrangement that you'll have to wait to see.
While I was cogitating on what to do with the shooflies, I picked up some more remnants from Kevin's mystery and threw together a child's comfort quilt.
Speaking of comfort quilts, tomorrow is Devo Day and I'll be taking this one to show and share.