But! It really does work. Here's the final quilt from the front:
|Nestling, c. Shannon Conley, 2018|
I love the way it turned out. To me it feels like a quilters interpretation of the garter stitch from knitting, or a bunch of little squids all nestled together. I decided to call it Nestling, because of how nestled together each element is with its neighbors. Of course a nestling is also a baby bird, so maybe they aren't squid heads but baby bird beaks? Or very well-organized bird nests? Who knows! The quilt didn't fold quite as well as a single piece of fabric would have, but did come out quite a bit better than I expected. I'm super excited to try some more like this using different patterns.