A new project?
It's inevitable. You finish a project or 2 and the next thing you know you've started 4 more. It's like there's some sort of allergic reaction to 6" of empty space on the project shelf. I'm trying my best to not start another project but it's not working out so well.
This pattern has been haunting me for a while. I absolutely love it and finally ordered it.
It's awesome in grays too. The problem is that the finished size is 74" square and that's a pretty useless size for me. I need closer to 94" square. I could add a gigantic gradient border but I've also been playing around a bit with the strip sizes.
The pattern is designed for Jelly Rolls (2 1/2" strips) but I'll want to use my gradient fabrics so that 2 1/2" isn't a limitation for me. I'm thinking of scaling up the strips. If I make the finished sizes 2.5" and 1.25" instead of 2" and 1" the quilt will finish about 92" square. If I need it 96" for the guest house bed I can add a 2" border all the way around.
If I used my Woodlands Gradient it will be perfect for the guest house bedroom.
If I use Summer Sunset it will look great in my bedroom.
I did both of these blocks in EQ using images of my fabric but the images that export look nothing like the image as it's displayed in EQ! I've never had that happen before. In the real quilt the colors would be much more random.
For now I'm going to set aside my notes and hope that doing a little planning will be enough to soothe the new project itch.
9/20/2017 11:08:57 am
Love this pattern. I hadn't seen it before but think I have to get it!
9/20/2017 12:01:12 pm
That quilt is striking every time I see it hanging in a quilt show/vending space.
9/20/2017 04:36:14 pm
I, too, bought this pattern recently and have been thinking about it's size ... would prefer a queen sized bed quilt. :) I'll be interested in seeing how you decide to proceed (I haven't gotten as far as you have even:)
Rebecca in SoCal
9/20/2017 06:10:24 pm
That's a fabulous pattern! I will think about it, I know.
9/20/2017 09:24:27 pm
That could be very tempting to make! Sigh....
9/21/2017 11:35:46 am
Snap! I was just thinking last week about doing a pattern in straight lines to showcase a multi coloured dye or a gradient dye. This is perfect for that. Also, am taken with the straight line circle quilt.
9/22/2017 08:49:31 am
That is a very cool pattern. I can't wait to see how you change it around to meet your size needs and use your dyed fabrics. I bet it will be stunning!
9/22/2017 09:30:32 pm
Glad you bought the pattern, there are a lot of possible ways to make this quilt, I still have a few ideas yet. Might have to spend the time to draw it up in EQ and play with the colours! How long did it take you to draw it up?
9/22/2017 10:35:29 pm
This pattern would be AWESOME in needlepoint...!
9/23/2017 04:38:10 pm
It looks great in all the color combinations. I especially like the ones featured with the pattern. Complex look.
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I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.