I don't often have quilty ideas that keep me awake at night - but this was one of them. Back in March, I started making the first few blocks in the Forest QAL, hosted by Julianna and Joanna. Other projects got in the way and I only ended up making three of the twelve blocks. The QAL finishes up at the end of this month, when finished projects using one or more of the blocks can be linked up.
I've been trying to figure out for a couple of weeks how I wanted to use the blocks I've made. As I was trying to get to sleep on Tuesday night, inspiration struck, and I spent a bit of time yesterday planning out how to go about it. So last night, after a few sketches and a fabric pull, I put together a quilt top.
Apologies for the dodgy photo ;o) I started off by piecing sashing around each of the blocks, attempting to make them look like pages ripped out of a sketchbook. I then did a bit of improv piecing using a variety of chocolate brown fabrics, attempting to make them look as though they're sitting on a desk. I *think* it works? I'm considering adding some more brown to the top and bottom to make it square rather than rectangular, although I'm pretty happy with how it looks as is.
I'm extremely excited about quilting this one! No real idea about exactly how I will approach it, but I think it's going to be fun :o)