A good friend of mine is moving into a new house this weekend. Her taste in furnishings is distinctly modern. She has this awesome painting of a sky scrapper in her living room that is cream, orange, chocolate and just a bit of a dark teal green. Since I know she likes the painting, I used that as a starting point for a lap quilt for her new house. In addition, I had asked her what colors she wants. It never hurts to be forth coming when you want to make a quilt for someone you know. I've been collecting orange fabrics for the last month or so, as it was definitely a lack in my stash.
I was planning on doing a woven stacks quilt like this one by Elizabeth Hartman. However, when I went to pull fabrics, I decided that it would end up with too much chocolate, if I did one stack orange and one chocolate. My friend wanted mostly cream and orange. Then I thought about what other designs would be modern, easy to put together and would be adaptable to using whatever I had in my stash. I went back to Emily Cier's Quilt Remix and her redo of a log cabin block. I really like the idea of the whole quilt being one "block". It seems more modern than repeating lots of little blocks.
I didn't end up following the pattern in the book, but ya'll knew that already. I just starting pulling scraps and strips leftover from other projects into concentric squares. Wherever I needed to piece a strip, I put in a little scrap of something else. I didn't have any teal, so I used a few pieces of lime green instead.