No problem. I have EQ7 so I chose a simple cat block and made a medallion quilt design, a simple strip border to frame the block, and then the rest is the green backing flannel. I finished the front of the quilt last weekend, and got ready to cut orange fabric for the giant cat.
Except, the cutting directions were all bigger than the pieces of fabric I had. Yikes. What to do???
Well, luckily I've been reading the blog of Virginia Findlay Wolfe, author of "15 Minutes of PLAY," a lovely book all about improv piecing and creating what she calls "made fabric" from scraps and such.
The point of her actual book (which I received in e-format as a Mother's Day gift! yay!!) is to be creative, let the fabric tell you what it wants to be, etc. Don't cut and piece with a goal or end result in mind. -ahem- Well, I had to break the rules and instead followed two of the main principles she mentions --- Use what you have, make what you need.
|all the strips|
|separated into dark orange and light orange (more or less...)|
|one very wonky, very improv, stripey strippy orange cat|