Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Blue Finish

I still don't have a name for this quilt! I sorta like "Blue Period" or "Quilted Blues" but not sure.
Just the same here it is.

quilt flimsy

This is a layer cake friendly quilt pattern. I did not use a layer cake, choosing instead to use scraps and fat quarters. I wanted my finished blocks to be seven and one half inches (7 1/2" square), so I cut rectangles eight and one half by no less than seven and one half inches to nine inches (8 1/2x 7 1/2-9"). Then I used scraps of eight and one half by no less than one and one half (8 1/2x 1 1/2-3") to sew into the center. I cut the rectangles at different places (at least two inches from one side) and sewed the scraps in the center.

There were some matching scraps that put together were big enough to be the main square, so I just put a different scrap in the scrap sandwich and started sewing. After sewing I just squared the whole thing up to eight inches (8x 8").

This is a close up of the blocks around 1:30 in the morning after I finished the binding. I used blue thread to quilt it with. Also, I used Kona Royal for the binding, which is the only fabric I can name in this entire quilt. I picked the binding fabric out after work Friday then, after watching a movie with the hubs, got to work cutting and sewing it that night. What else is a girl to do when she cannot sleep.

My wonderful hubs picked out the location to take the pictures and held the quilt for me. Don't you just love those legs?

Then he was like "I want to take some pictures!" and got a few of me holding it up. If you look closely you can see my sandals and toes.

We got the pictures and the measurements taken before we packed it and just made it to the Post Office to mail it. I walked in and they locked the door behind me.

It measures 44x58 1/2".

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