Introducing the Oblongagon!
Ahhh! The big day. Big plans. Plan B
that is. Time to finally cut into those new Christmas fabrics!
I settled on a large size.
Six inches seems like a good size when working with fat quarters. You can get 9 six inch squares.
I proceeded to cut the first fat quarter into 6″ strips and cross cut them into 6″ squares.
Ahhh! Yes! Those look nice and big. Now fold that square up into half. Lay the 60 degree line of your ruler on the fold and lop off the corners.
Hmmm… Must have been picturing an octagon when I reasoned that squares would work for this.
Yes, an octagon… like they make for a stop sign.
So, what I have instead is an oblong hexagon I like to refer to as an OBLONGAGON!
It does look a lot like two tumbler blocks end to end.
The top and bottom edges are 2.5″ long and the side edges are 3.5″ long.
Thankfully, this is still workable. The shorter top and bottom edges are all sewn to other shorter top and bottom edges, making columns. And the long sides are all sewn to long sides.
Hey! Red and Green are Christmas colours! Did I mention that Christmas is coming?
Only 83 days left to GO!
Turns out those fabrics are called Holiday Frost by Jan Shade Beach for Henry Glass & Co.
I have also added some of the other new fabrics I recently purchased, as well as a few stash fabrics.
It is not very practical to put up a design wall in my quilting hallway, but I knew that it was a necessity for this project. I tacked up some batting and arranged my oblongagons into 13 columns of 12. These 156 pieces should result in a quilt that will measure approximately 50″ x 66″
I cut the first oblongagons from the top of the even numbered columns in half and arranged them onto the bottom columns so that the top and bottom of the quilt will have straight edges.
Planning to leave the sides pointed.
If you did not STOP reading this post by now, and before you GO…
I just wanted to thank you all for wishing me luck yesterday! I think it must have helped!
Keep On Quilting On….
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