Jul 30, 2012
cutting and kitting
As I said yesterday, I am trying to use some of the donation fabrics from various sources that I have collected along the way. I have printed off a possible pattern that will use a pile of it called Chantal from Debby Kratovil. Only problem: it is square. Kids aren't square and I want it rectangular. I can deal with not having the featured Blank Quilting fabric.
She used a blob of the big floral, 5 squares of it, at center and then used it to border it as well. It will have to have some white space in there for me. Too, too busy otherwise. I don't have enough of the floral to border this thing too but I could work it into the 4 patches instead of an alternate blue. I plan on float the design with over-sized setting triangles and then bind it with same stripe as the blocks cut on the bias.
At first I had thought I would use 6 inch completed blocks, rather than 7.5 but with no outer border I am back to the 7.5 inchers. I cannot duplicate the actual fabrics I will use in EQ without doing a bunch of scanning and re-sizing. Like I know that bright blue I show in the sketch is actually a green Makower print and the stripe is a mix of green and pinks but I can't draw it up that way.
For the setting triangles I use a chart I copied out of my Fons and Porter Quilters Complete Guide. I don't want to actually sew on a border of the background stuff. Instead of cutting the quarter square triangles to fit a 7.5 inch finished square, I'll follow the size square to cut for say, a 10 inch finished square instead--almost a 16 inch and the corner square half square triangles are 8.
And sew it goes-----stashbusting and a little change in direction if only for a little while. BQ1 awaits after lunch.