I bought the Little Red Riding Hood fabric ages ago, and have been fondly collecting other fabrics and planning a project in the back of my mind ever since. I wanted to represent the idea of a path through the woods, the shortcut, and other aspects of the fairy tale.
I went through my traditional quilt patterns compendium and found this variation of Broken Dishes, then went ahead and did a trial block.
The good news is I like the block design and will use it again. However, I’ve come to the conclusion that the novelty Red Riding Hood fabric is almost unusable for a quilt. Cut up it is simply too jarring. Unfortunately, mine is already cut up, and will have to be used one block at a time in 48 ‘I Spy’ quilts.
I have run into this issue before: novelty fabrics with a light background can be exceedingly difficult to place nicely with other fabrics. How disappointing.