I like the look of the look of the quilt so I originally planned on sticking to silk radiance and the color scheme of the original. I was going to try my hand at dyeing some PFD silk radiance to emulate the striped fabric and let it be 100% silk blend. I changed my mind. I will make fabric choices block by block. I have come Cherrywood hand dyes that I love and some cottons with text to represent the papers that had been used in the construction of the quilt by mosaic patchwork a.k.a English Paper Piecing. I think my sister wanted me to join her in adventures in EPP and thought this might be the spark. She was right. I plan on using mixed techniques. The whole project will be willy nilly. I like willy nilly.
Digression: I looked up the deriviation of the term willy nilly. "The Barnhart Concise Dictionary of Etymology says it's a contraction of “will I, nill I” or “will he, nill he” or “will ye, nill ye.” The word “nill” is from the Old English “nyllan,” a combination of “ne” (no) and “willan” (will). The phrase “willy-nilly” means “unwillingly” or “haphazardly." " Cool that.
I know OMG is not biannual. But I thought I would make short term goals along the way. January goal is complete-Fabric Choices.