Radiance and Yellow Brick Road

My inspiration is back and I have a bunch of different projects in mind…even though I should be working on others. However, thanks to some friends and a couple of quilt shops, I couldn’t wait to sew this weekend. I’m trying to use up my stash because I hadn’t realized how large it had gotten. I’m also destashing. And I’m trying not to purchase any additional fabric unless it’s for a specific project. I have a bundle of half yard cuts of Robert Kaufman’s Radiance. Using the Yellow Brick Road pattern from Atkinson Designs, I got started on this on Sunday afternoon and evening and then again on Monday evening and had gotten all of the blocks put together.

Yellow Brick RoadThis is a fast pattern and I LOVE the look of it. Yes, it’s sort of scrappy and that’s not my style, but I still like it. I think it’s the geometric aspect. I had five blocks left over so I added them to the bottom row. It makes the top very narrow. I’m not sure what I want to do with them. I could put them on the back, but I was sort of thinking of backing it with flannel to really create a cool/warm contract between the top and the back. If you aren’t familiar with Radiance, it’s part silk and part cotton and it feels sooo summery. It reminds of voile, but a little heavier. I could keep the blocks as another row, but then I need to add something to the side. I planned on doing some sort of border, but I was thinking about only on the top and on one side. Maybe I’ll do a border on each side. But will that look weird? I just am annoyed that there are five extra blocks that aren’t incorporated into the quilt. I used EVERY single piece of fabric, so I can’t make two more blocks. If you want a quilt pattern with almost no waste, this is the one. What do you think I should do?

 

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