Saturday, April 23, 2016

May need to buy a bigger bed... [how to turn 9 x 12" blocks into a quilt over 100" square]

I have finally finished test block one for the block border/sashing treatment that I thought might work with my Sugar Club blocks.

After sewing triangles together on three separate occasions, I finally had enough to start piecing the border strips.  Wow... somehow I didn't realise it would turn out so big.  Even though it is not difficult maths, each round of border is all 3" increments, I hadn't let it filter through my brain that there would be 10 units across... meaning a block of 30" square.

Having said that, it has turned out great.  I officially love it!


Now, only eight more to complete.  With 3" cream sashing between the blocks, and a 3" border around, it is going to work out to a finished quilt size of 102".

6 comments:

  1. This is going to be stunning! You have a real way with colours.

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  2. Yep, order the new bed! This quilt will deserve it!

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  3. Looks great! Nothing wrong with big beds & big quilts ;)

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  4. Looking great Suzanne! I tend to work that way too, forgeting what size would be optimal!

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  5. Right, Im all caught up on your blog. Brownie points for me! I've been telling everyone I know with kids about the setting fire to the hedge story and we all thank our lucky stars that ours haven't done anything like that....recently! Love your last block in the block swap - gorgeous. See you Friday.

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  6. I LOVE this block, its "simplicity" and how great the fabrics work together.

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