While visiting a relative recently, I was struck by their very unusual home decor color combination. Black, plum, with touches of lime green and white.
I KNOW, I KNOW.....it doesn't sound like it would work, except perhaps for only the more quirky and adventuresome.However, I couldn't get that look out of my head.....which found me pulling those colors from my stash and grabbing my rotary cutter.
To best utilize the fabrics on hand, black strips were cut 3.5" wide...then subcut as needed into a variety of lengths. Colorful purples and greens were cut to measure 3.5" x 1".
Though it may be uncommon to layout such a simple design on a design wall, I prefer this method as it helps to eliminate fabric waste because I basically cut only what I need. Though I have a bin or two of small scraps, I've yet to feel motivated to organize or utilize them....and probably never will! This isn't a terribly time efficient method either, but it works for me.
I've used this identical approach on several other quilts of various sizes....see more examples below.
Big Red 43" x 53"
CWS's Birthday Quilt 68.5" 51.5"
Dashes 33" x 35"