Pop over to TAST and read the interview...
More about vest project....the patches.
Of all the steps in crazy quilting, piecing is my least favorite... I always want to get to the fun stuff as fast as possible....seams and embellishment... Must be a closet drama queen.
Doing the patches in bunches went so well and so fast... Then all I had to do was to connect them with similar patches and this I did by hand. I can heartily recommend this technique to anyone wanting a whole cloth look achieved quickly by paper piecing.
Now did I want to include black. I'm was really on the fence with this decision and it has to be decided at this point.
I spent time looking at a lot of antique quilts and most all of the ones I loved incorporated black with the bright jewel tones.. This color palette is so alien to me that I'm had a hard time getting a feel for it.
I know that the black makes the colors really pop so I went go for it.