So I made more progress on my super scrappy Fig Tree project, code named Pieceful. When I last posted about this project, I had finished a few blocks like this, Block 1.
For the design to come together, Block 1 gets combined with Block 2 (below). I'm nearly done with all the Block 2s. I need 25 of each block. (Actually, I need 49 blocks in total, 25 of one and 24 of the other. But I'm not sure which block I want to go in the corners so I'm making 25 of each one so I can test out both layouts and go with the one I prefer.)
Block 2 has allowed me to use all the cream colored prints, the backgrounds and "neutrals" that I did not use in my other Fig Tree Harvest quilts. In my prior projects, I used just one background or neutral, usually a solid white or tone-on-tone. But Pieceful is super-scrappy, with even the background block being pieced from lots of different fabrics.
I laid out a few blocks to see how they look and I like the way they come together for the Irish Chain effect. I think this might be a quintuple Irish Chain.
By the way, in case you are wondering, I cut each piece 2 inches square (1.5 inches finished) so each block is 11 inches square (10.5 inches finished). The finished quilt will be about 72 inches square.