In a flickr bee, we were asked to make a block showing a "collection". Scared of complicated piecing, I decided to go for books. Which are square and I can do square. This is the block I made:
And now for a whole quilt of these - 56 books in total. So I got my fabrics yesterday to get started (from Simply Solids of course). Three metres of Kona Snow (Julia, this is off white) and a Robert Kaufmann dusty palette jelly roll.
So three questions for blog readers and Julia. Firstly, will a quilt look good in a mix of all these colours, one per book or should there be more of some, fewer of others, no purples or whatever. Secondly, should we have any patterned fabrics in there or just plains? Thirdly, I need 56 classic penguin titles. You can see I have six already and a few more in my head but I'm not up to 56 yet so, if you can think of a few classics for me, that would really help.
Step one in making this quilt is pre-soaking the Kona Snow in Bubble Jet Set. More of that in my next post.