I love it when fabric speaks to me!
Just to be clear, it doesn't actually talk, but it does touch me in a way that helps me determine how to use it.
I think we've all been there. We buy a piece of fabric without a plan for it. We just fall in love with it and have to have it. That has happened to me many times, which is why I have a substantial stash.
There are also times that while it is not verbal, the fabric actually does send me a message. That's what I'm talking about today.
I was working on my Homespun quilts and was surprised at how many times it looks like I fussy cut pieces. I did NOT fussy cut anything. As a matter of fact, I was using a pre-cut so these "messages" simply appeared. The fabric is Keep Shining Bright, by Anne Rowan for Wilmington Fabrics.
I love what I'm reading and choose to believe that there was some divine intervention involved here.
Here are my versions. I used the same fabrics for both, but simply laid them out differently. I seriously did not mess with this at all and randomly placed blocks. (Yes, these are really bad pictures, but I took them to help me keep track of the layout when I was moving blocks from the design wall to the sewing machine. If I don't do that, I always seem to sew at least one thing wrong.)