Some of them were rather bland. So, using ideas and techniques from the book, I sat down and played.
A simple square framed with muslin became this:
No, it isn't squared up because it still isn't finished..but it is certainly more interesting than the burgundy and white square.
I have the ends of a strip set that looks like hand dyed fabrics, so it got framed and slashed to add a diagonal strip.
|Again, not squared yet|
The a set of three rectangles that made one rather boring piece got the treatment.
The freedom of sewing this way is very therapeutic.
Every one of these has solids or near solids that make them pop nicely. I have ordered many solids or near solids from Connecting Threads Quilter's Candy line of fabrics. At $4.96 a yard, they really are a great bargain. So if you need solids to add a pop to your stash, a little shopping therapy may be what you need.
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