Thursday, July 29, 2010
It uses the fabric efficiently, like most of my designs. The leftover pieces make the quilt a little wider, a little nicer size. It still fits on a one-width back.
A couple weeks ago, I cut up loads of fabric from the Community Service closet into 9" strips for this quilt. Regular Quarter yards also work--just cut the strip in half to mix with half strips. Just by matching colors, I have some great quilts cut and read to sew. They take little more than an hour to piece once they are cut.
A little trick I use when pairing up the strip sets--- Divide the 6 fabrics into two groups of 3 that you like together. Then when sewing the strip sets, you have just 3 different pairs possible with each group. There is no thinking once you split them into 3's. No brainers are my kind of design choices.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Dorothy's twin spreads are made 5 blocks by 6 long. It is easy to figure yardage if you change the size of your quilt with this pattern. One fat quarter (or regular quarter) equals one 15" block--with some pieces left for the border.
This trip was the first time I had seen them on the beds in this room. Sounds silly, but they took my breath away when I opened the door and saw them. They are just great in this room.
Thursday, July 8, 2010
I should note that on this pattern, I like to choose an order for the 6 fabrics. With so few it is hard to lay them out randomly. If you look closely, you can see that the top row is 1234561234, the second row is 5612345612, and so on. Rows 123 are the same as 456. It is hard to tell, since they are jogged differently. The end result is a random look, but with a plan, to make it easy.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Yesterday's rush was getting 4 new RoseCards to press. The first here uses 3 One yard pieces. It will make up 48"x48"--in a jiffy.