I get such a sense of satisfaction from using this stash fabric, like it makes the practice of
The four prints below will be the the main components. The print on the far left is from the Chelsea Boutique line by Blackbird Designs for Moda. I bought it years ago because the green background is the same color as the walls in our family room. I bought the green-on-ecru and green tone-on-tone to coordinate while the ecru is from my extensive stash of neutral tone-on-tones for backgrounds.
The first step it to make many 9-patch blocks. These are small; they finish at 3". I'm using small pieces from stash (fat quarters and smaller) that coordinate with the Chelsea Boutique print that will form the outer border of the quilt.
Last December I received some books for my birthday, including Tributes and Treasures by Paula Barnes and Mary Ellen Robison.
I am making a design from the book called Plantation Road. I knew when I saw it that I had just what I needed to make it in my stash. The directions make a giant quilt (95" by 107") but I'm scaling down to throw size by making fewer blocks. The design uses basic piecing and should go together pretty quickly considering the alternating blocks don't require any piecing. What piecing there is can be done easily in short amounts of time here and there.