Planning ahead for my third quilt–one just for me this time–I picked fabrics and started cutting this week. I will use the “Small Plates” pattern found in Elizabeth Hartman’s The Practical Guide to Patchwork. It’s a very modern design that can be made using 5 inch charms and 2.5 inch jelly roll strips–my favorite fabric cuts. Hartman’s finished quilt size measures 68 x 85 inches, but I want to use it on our queen size bed, so I am extending the pattern to 85 x 85 inches.
I chose red, pink, chocolate brown, green, and yellow modern prints–25 in total. I had originally chosen 50 different fabrics, but decided that fewer fabrics would create a more cohesive look but still look very scrappy.
I am so excited to get started on this quilt project. This also means that I’ll have to hurry up and finish Elizabeth’s quilt so I can finally get to one that is just for me.