I have started another quilt. I've been wanting to make it since at least September 2019. I had to do some digging on my blog to find that I called it postage stamp and not checkerboard.
I started cutting some 1 1/2" stamps, but then I got distracted with other projects. I started sewing these on Tuesday so I am starting the clock on Tuesday.
My plan is to use a very saturated color for a constant, and use up all my scraps for the alternating block. This is based on a quilt that Lynn made.
My current plan is to use an uneven number of rows, so that the constant is in all four corners of the block. This will interrupt the checkerboard, so I will have to reevaluate this decision when the next block is made.. I may have to add another row to go back to uneven if I don't like the look.
These paper plates were leftover from Thanksgiving, and there aren't enough for a full Thanksgiving meal, so I decided to use it for these blocks.
I was worried that there may not be balance in the whole quilt since I am cutting as I go. This quilt uses a LOT of stamps. I have three trays - one for lights, medium, and dark so that I can make sure I include all three in each block. I haven't been thinking that hard about which tray to put each charm in since there is no downside in choosing the wrong value.
I will have to decide what proportion that I will be using. I need to use enough lights to maintain the checkerboard. I really like the way the darks form confetti on Lynn's quilt so I want lots of those, and then the mediums have to be used up, so I might just go with a third of each.