So I managed to undo, pick threads from, and iron all the strips from the blocks I showed you last week and had started to work on a design when I realized I wanted to use some fabric from another set of blocks I had also done last year... so started over with that set as well. Some photos from the second round:
Thank you for all the design suggestions last week! I love Stacked Coins, but had already been planning to use that for a bed quilt I hope to make after this one. At first I thought I would use the Nine Patch with sashing from Amanda Jean's website that Token Asian Friend recommended, but on continued thought I've decided to stick to fabrics I already have and not purchase anything more right now, and there's nothing I have in sufficient quantity that would work for sashing for this. So instead I will use Nine Patch across the whole top and alternate between fabrics in the same color family to keep the individual blocks separate. I'm working on the drawing for this and will have it up next week.
A comment about the fabrics being "girly" got me thinking about the colors (and occasioned the desire to use some of my other fabric as well). The baby I'm making this quilt for has not yet been conceived, let alone possess a gender... let's say this quilt is about setting intentions and being open to possibilities. I'm thinking reds/purples and greens/blues.
So, this week I have a specific question. For the backing, I plan to use a very thin soft cotton knit salvaged from a beloved pyjama set. I figure I'll need to use interfacing, but have no idea how to go about it or how to choose the type of interfacing. Any suggestions? I'll need to use it for another project as well, where I'll be lining a denim amp cover with material from yet another pair of PJs.