And then I thought that it was time to get with my inspiration from the 9-Patch Pizzazz book that I had borrowed from my friend Zita earlier this month. A few of the girls had made lovely quilts inspired from this book and I have been trying to find a copy for myself but it must be out of print as I haven't been able to find it ANYWHERE. Zita was kind enough to loan me her copy.
There are some lovely projects in this book but I am not going to attempt any of them, instead, call me ambitious, I want adapt it to try and jazz up this attic window Tiger panel that I did earlier this year. It was a last minute decision to join a class and to do this panel and I didn't have anything else planned for it.
This is where you could ask: Is this a NewFO or simply a UFO? Well I am calling it a NewFO as I am using a new idea to turn this neglected panel into something different.
I found some of this lovely forest fabric a while back. I think it is supposed to be themed on an American forest scene but lets just pretend it is a Forest on the Indian Subcontinent.
I have come this far, I might as well finish making the units but how will these go on the quilt?
When my mum left Australia, about 10 years ago, she gave me her fabric stash and this multi-toned grassland fabric was included. There is metres of it and I was going to use it as a backing for this project but I think it will work on the front. I am prepared to give it a go.
Here is what I have ended up with so far and I like this so much better.
As I see it, I have two choices here, I can could continue with the forest and add a darker brown or continue the tan grassland and add a darker green....mmmmmmm! The last option would work well with the idea I have for the outer border.....mmmmmm!
Decision was made and I have finished off the central part of this project. I want to add another narrow dark brown border before the outer borders but I don't seem to have any dark brown in my stash so this is as far as I have travelled with this quilt.
I love the 9-patch pizzazz book and I love the inspirational result for this quilt. Without it that tiger panel would have languished forever and a day amongst my orphan blocks.
I am linking up with the NewFO challenge that Barbara hosts at Cat Patches.
Let's Book It which Sharon hosts over at Vrooman Quilts.
And while I am at it don't forget FNWF tomorrow night.....Head over to Gone Stitchin' to sign up.