Saturday, October 27, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
- Choose at least 3 fabrics, or more if you like.
- Set the 54-40 or Fight calculator settings as follows and sew the big quilt block:
Method = Traditional piecing
Size = 36"
Columns = 1
Rows = 1
Fabric Width = whatever you're working with.
- Attach cornerstones of 4½ inches square with border of 4½ inches wide.
- Sandwich and quilt your quilt.
- Finish with double mitered binding using 6 strips 2½ inches wide.
Wednesday, October 24, 2012
Lately I've been experimenting with mixing traditional quilt blocks with watercolor style. In this example, I divided the block into a 16 X 16 piece block. Within each color group, there are 4 different shades from light to dark which makes 20 fabrics total.
- light - 57 half square triangles
- medium light - 40 squares
- medium - 48 squares
- medium dark - 24 squares
From each of 4 color groups
- light - 12 half square triangles
- medium light - 10 squares
- medium - 8 squares
- medium dark - 6 squares
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
To calculate how large to cut strips for squares and half square triangles, divide the finished block size you want by 6 and add seam allowances. For each block, you'll need 16 background squares, 8 background half square triangles, 8 green half square triangles, 2 green squares and 10 purple squares.
Try using your scraps and making it using 2 or 3 fabric groups like light & dark, greens & purples & yellows, or warm & cool.