I'm calling this Double Foundation Piecing because you're literally foundation piecing once to make small blocks, then putting the blocks together into strips and foundation piecing the strips to cover the larger hair shaped foundation.
Does this sound confusing? It's actually super easy and a great way to use up all those itsy bitsy scraps that you don't want to throw away. Let's watch the video to see how it works:
So first foundation piece the small blocks, then trim them down, then connect them together to form strips, THEN piece the strips onto the prepared foundation for the hair section on the quilt.
One warning - this produced a VERY thick fabric. We've got multiple layers going on with this particular piece from first the little squares, then all the seam allowances from connecting everything together.
Yes, this may cause issues in the quilting, but that's okay! Part of experimenting and trying new things is to figure out #1 if the idea works and #2 what the limitations of the technique will be.
I know with this particular section dense free motion quilting is just not going to be possible. I might be able to quilt some soft lines in this section, but I absolutely won't be able to fill it the way I've filled the other versions of Express Your Love.
Please understand that this is OKAY! Some quilts need a lot of quilting to look good, but some quilts like this one really need the emphasis to stay on the piecing and applique lines. It's all about design and playing around to see what works and what doesn't.
So I'm off to keep playing and experimenting! I hope you will give this one a try today too!
Let's go quilt,
Other Foundation Piecing Posts: Prepare Your Foundation
Red Diagonal Section
How to Create a Scrappy Mix of Colors
Orange Triangle Section
Yellow Log Cabin Section
Green Mosaic Section
Blue Double Scrappy Section
Purple Braid Section