WIP Wednesday – Scrappy Special

My finish along list included a plan to make a scrappy log cabin quilt big enough for a bed. I’m now aiming for a 7 blocks x 7 blocks layout so I’ve made a bit of progress and now two blocks have become this…

I’m finding it a little bit dull again so I’m going to put it aside again. Now what I should be doing is finishing theHello Chevron quilt, and yes I have added two more rows making the top half done now, but if I did that I’d have nothing on my finish along list for the next quarter 😉 With this in mind, I’ve started the quilt I will be entering in the Festival of Quilts this year. I can’t get much further though without making a decision. Do I trapunto my entire design so the actual feature (clue: it’s a face) is within the quilting, almost like a magic eye puzzle, or do I make it a lot more overt and appliqué the design all in black over the top? Either way the background is made up of scrappy squares I have collected for a little while now, and here’s a square I made up by randomly selecting and stitching this morning.

If I choose the appliqué route, I need to factor this in to my design as there’s no point covering a nice piece of fabric entirely so I will be stitching muslin squares where it won’t be visible. What would you do? I need to decide now because I’m having too much fun just randomly stitching these together to stop!

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