(I'm not an official Maverick, but I did apply...)
Here is a maverick quilt by me... (again, sorry for the small photo)
Once upon a time ago, fabric shopping made me feel better (& you wondered why I joined stash quilts). So I went to a quilt shop that doesn't necessarily fit my style (They are more country & I am more bright) thinking that just looking would be enough.
They had a sweet little quilt pieced and kitted up... I bought it and a matching back/binding print. Knowing that I wasn't going to piece it anytime soon & that the fabric would not be available when I wanted it.
When I finally got around to piecing it (after a long lull in my quilting) I made a YBR that got me back inthe swing of things and then decided that this too was a quick & easy one and so I should do it too.
I read the directions & the first thing that irritated me was seeing that I only needed 6 fat quarters, but that 8 were suggested for variety. (I LOVE Variety & scrappy, but I am not into these colors, nor am I in to collecting flannels) So I pieced the blocks and looked at what was left. I had enought for some more "A" blocks (Light diagonal) some "B" blocks (Dark diagonal) and some "C" blocks (all dark). By the time I finished I had 24 blocks instead of 12 - yes DOUBLE what I was supposed to have. Luckily, that was a good number for quilting (6 x 4) layout. Nice narrow border (It had to shrink since the quilt grew) Yet I still had bits.... Enough to insert some into my back - so it is "Arty" and enough to make a scrappy binding. In the end I had very little left over & I sent those leftovers to someone who asked for flannel scraps. (I feel compelled to help where I can & if that entails passing on fabric that I no longer love - so be it!) I guess origingally this would not have been a stash quilt, but the kit moved with me.... & when I made it I did not have to buy anthing else to finish it....
Unlike Finn's (Sorry I can direct you to her blog - but she is in this ring) 100% flannel quilts, this one has a cotton batting and is machine quilted. It is also in my gift pile... I was going to send it to my future BIL but he is TALL!
Another couple words on Maverick Quilting.... I hardly ever trim my blocks or block units.... I just eyeball the 1/4 seam between the blocks. Some are closer to 1/2 thers are scant 1/4.... And then there is "Value" in my quilts it is overrated... If I am making a blue & yellow quilt - I don't pay attention to the fact that the block would prefer light, medium & dark, I use blues form sky to navy.... I Love the quirkyness of it.
When asked my opinion on wether or not "X" block should eb removed becasue it's value if not "right" I say leave it in. My rationale is that if I got to a quilt show and see a nice bear's paw quilt with really good value placement, I keep walking saying "nice bear's paw" but if there is some "funky" value placement aka "Ghost blocks" then I stop and study the quilt.... I check out the ghost blocks, I wonder why the quilter did that, etc. I'd rather have people quistion my fabric choices that just to walk on by.... (& We haven't even touched the fact that I am a pointless quilter...)