28 of the 64 blocks needed for the center portion
These blocks will finish at 10 inches, so I'm planning 64 blocks for the central part plus borders should make this a good queen size. I'm now up to 38 blocks sewn.
A closer look
My inspiration was this throw quilt featured in Quiltmania's January/February 2012 issue.
My batiks have a much wider color range than the featured quilt, since this is intended as a "stash 'n scrap" quilt. I'm hoping to not need to purchase more than a couple green fat quarters and pare down the stash a little with this project. The featured quilt has deliberately wonky squares that I chose not to attempt to replicate, but judging from the first photo above, I seem to have achieved a bit of that anyway by including a couple different sized center squares and narrowing some of the outer borders.
While I'm kind of liking it now, seeing the photos convinced me that there should be a lot more light fabrics in the remaining blocks, especially if I add the appliqued deep green leaves. Which is another fussbudget dilemma, will trying to add appliques over the more colorful blocks be too much of a good (or bad) thing? I'm still trying to find two or three deep green batiks that will play nicely with the rest of the fabrics. Maybe it'll all work out with a lot more lighter hued blocks in the mix. What do you creative quilters think?