I admit, I'm more than a little stumped here. I've promised to make a kid quilt for someone (long story why I'm being fuzzy on details, but it is intentional) and I've got a set of fabrics to work with, but oh am I unsure of what to do. Care to meet the players?
Ideally, I'd want to use some of all of the fabric contributed, but I'm at a loss. I love them each individually but I am struggling to love them as a unit. What in the world do I do to turn these wildly disparate pieces into a cohesive scrap quilt?
I've considered a ribbon star or friendship star quilt, like this photo from flickr user qusic:
['Friendship star framed 4'] (Creative Commons licensed)
I could use fairly large swaths of each fabric, but occasionally I could cut strangely and make those secondary squares out of single pieces of fabric -- that might work well for the ginormous kid print that I shouldn't slice apart. It's not perfect, but it could indeed work.
I keep hoping there's a better option, but I just haven't found it yet. I could do simple squares, even. I keep telling myself that simple isn't necessarily cheating...