If there is a way to take a wonderfully simply and creative pattern and make it more work, I will find it. It's a gift, dontcha know -LOL! I did it with my Hugs & Kisses Jaybird quilt - you can see it here. And I found a way to do it with Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Mountain Majesties which you can see here.
Here is my creation so far...
The top 3 rows are made following the wonderfully simple Bonnie Hunter pattern. The bottom row is made by taking the pieces and shuffling ala Stack a New Deck technique and making even busier blocks.
Here are the piece staged on my ironing board. After I cut all the blocks and stacked up the pieces I shuffled the first pile moved one fabric to the bottom, and the second pile I moved two fabrics to the bottom, and the third pile I moved 3 fabrics to the bottom of the pile and you get the idea. Lots of random busy-ness.
And if you've looked at my blog for any length of time you know I LOVE LOVE LOVE BUSY!
See top row busy... bottom row busier!!!
I'm having a blast with this pattern as I'm using my Kaffe Fasset fabrics and lots and lots of my black and white prints which include a generous helping of novelty fabrics - cupcakes, irons, fish carcasses, musical notes, scissors, paw prints, chicken wire and ants just to name a few. I need to give credit where credit is due to Melinda, at Melinda Quilts, for the inspiration for this project - see her version here.
Now this new arrangement of wonderful busy-ness will require me to unsew those blocks in the top three rows. Luckily the blocks aren't sewn to each other yet so that eliminates a couple of seams per row. This will be a good project to do when I'm watching the Reds play baseball tonight. Hopefully they'll win again this evening.
I'm linking up with Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday. Do go and check out all the awesome WIPs -you will enjoy it.