Earlier this week I worried about running out of the fabrics I am using for the outer part of my "stones". I have been thinking about this quite a lot. Usually I'm fine with having to work out what to do next, but this quilt has quite a different feel for me: I have deliberately been trying to work in a simpler way, just to see if I can, and I'm loath to let things get too busy. So, how do I make what I have stretch?
My first strategy is to make sure I use every single tiny scrap.
My second line of attack is to make some central squares that are quite a bit larger - I think this will work well in any case and as a bonus a large centre with a thin border uses less of my precious fabrics than a small centre with a chunky edge.
Mindful, though, that this might still not be enough I have been fiddling about with the two gold Doe fabrics as well.
I like how these work a lot, so might go down this road anyway, as long as I can do it without losing the current mood of the quilt. I have lots of options, at least!