My scrap quilt is done, and I still don't know what this block is called, despite searching the web. Someone remarked that it looked like a depression block, but it's not quite.
This is basically a 36 patch, with 8 of the squares being half square triangles. The light and dark values of the fabrics help create the pattern. Not quite a depression, so how about a Recession? This being an election year here in the U.S. and us being in a recession, I thought I would take political liberties with the name of my quilt.
All fabrics came from my stash. I almost ran out and bought some backing, because everything I had just didn't work. Not wanting to spend any more money (recession remember?), I ended up using the Kona snow that made up the borders. I always buy yards of it when it goes on sale, and have a good size stash.
So it wouldn't look totally vanilla, I appliqued a mini block to the back corner.
Instead of machine quilting, I tied it, something I don't usually do even though I love the look of a tied quilt. I used #5 Perle cotton, which frayed badly after washing and drying, but the knots held, so I guess it's okay. I also chose a solid colored binding, all because of one small fat quarter of Phillip Jacobs floral, you can see in the picture above. It was used as a dark, even though it reads as a medium. It added a sparkle to the quilt that really stood out, and I had this violet Kona solid (in the stash again, don't know the color name), which coordinated well with it.