Today's the day to tell you all about my project made from solids. But don't forget to visit the other participants too:
For the last year I have participated in the Simply Solids Bee as part of the UK Amaranth group. I provided the red centres for the plus and grey for the backgrounds. Everyone else provided the other colours from their stash. Bees are always a learning experience. I didn't think I'd have to say not to use red in the X part of the block so a few came back with reds which lose the contrast.
I was so please with myself that having sorted my plain scraps into one bag, I was able to cut all of the binding apart from one piece from the scraps. Score. However a scrappy binding meant about eight different colours of thread were used when I hand sewed the binding down.
I was also economical with the backing and used four fat quarters I'd sewn together for an abandoned project and then added the grey patterned fabric which was laying on the floor, a spare block and yardage of grey to piece the backing. I had fanciful intentions of quilting the blocks individually, but I'm pleased with how the interlocking feather design looks in a variegated grey thread.
For more solids inspiration take a look at the blog hop or visit the Simply Solids Flickr group. Also Amanda Murphy has written a book all about solids called "Color Essentials"