Choose 4 fat quarters in four values. Mine are a light yellow green, a medium yellow green, a medium dark blue green, and a dark yellow forest green. Remember names are subjective and colors are not accurately photographed on a rainy day in a work room.
These 4 fat quarters are neither blendy nor from a common color scheme. There is a bit of a discordant conversation going on amongst the various players, but it is a very interesting conversation and the overall product is fabulous. My advice would be to take a bit of risk with your own favorite hue.
|Showing what remains from the 4 fat quarters of 4 varying greens in 4 values (1 fat quarter of each)|
|Make 4 piles. Each pile will have one of each size of strip (1 ½'', 3 ½'', 5 ½'', 8 ½'') |
and will have one strip from each color.
Trim the sides of the units. Mine are trimmed to 17'' wide. The height is 17 ½'' unfinished and determined by the strips being sewn together.
|Time for some design choices. This layout has each unit with the 8 ½'' strip at the bottom. But the distribution of the lightest fabric seemed off when I fiddled around arranging the blocks this way.|
|My solution was to turn one unit (3rd one down) and let two 8 ½'' segments land next to one another. Since I love the juxtaposition of the medium dark blue green and the medium yellow green I am very happy to have them meet in the middle!|
|Sewn together and out in daylight. Now for figuring out whether to quilt it, or just face and flip, or ?.|