I had some of the grey Heath crosshatch which I'd decided pretty early on to sash it with. This has a soft white background... a bit different from the more buttery cream tones in the layer cake. By choosing a light toned cream for the background pieces it all sits together nicely (or at least I hope it does - please don't tell me it doesn't, I don't want to know).
Cutting the circle from the pre-pieced nine patch left me with these shaped pieces left over.
Cut triangles... this left the funny shaped sliver to go into the scrap bin.
And what better use for a triangle than a chevron formation. Perfect as the jumping point for the backing.
As the backing starts to come together, I am now thinking about my quilting options.
* I could FMQ each segment with a different design.
* I could straight line quilt over the entire surface.
* I could handquilt echoing around the shapes.
* I could handquilt large circular shapes similar to those in the fabric below randomly across the quilt surface.
So what would you do?
On a different note - the Wonderfill thread I purchased had a KNOT in it... right in the middle. And not a tangle sort of knot - but a consciously tied knot.
I know, the cheek of it. Needless to say, it didn't go through the needle - although thankfully it didn't cause any more problems than having to stop, rethread and start again. Have you ever come across this before?