Designing the pattern: newbie question
Hi everyone! I'm working on my first practice quilt. I am using 4 1/2" squares that I have cut from a set of fat quarters in six different fabric. It is just some pretty fabric I had from the same line (Anna Maria Horner) and I am using this as a learning experience. So I have no pattern to follow.
With having a few extra squares I have enough squares to make a nine square by nine square, um, square quilt. 36 x36.
I don't have the same amount of squares for each fabric. They range from 11-16 squares. Just to see what would happen I just laid them all out on my table somewhat systematically to get an overall look. It's ok.
I am fine with just moving on to learning to stitch them all together, but it would be nice if I could also work on the aesthetics of quilt making. I still don't have that ability to find random fabrics and know how to make it all work together. Might help if I had a pattern but oh well.
Any suggestions? In the six fabrics I do have 16 squares of one distinctive contrasting color. I can tell that I will want to distribute it well throughout the quilt. Just not sure how.
Thanks for any tips. It is fun learning!