Quilt Along 2014
I am not,
have never been,
and have come to terms with the fact that I will never be,
a patient person.
And I just couldn’t wait any longer!
This is the new fat quarter bundle I am using to make my Oblongagon quilt for the Quilt Along in 2014! Along with a couple solids. It is Spot On by Studio RK in the Summer Lovin’ palette and I got mine from Pam at Mad About Patchwork
In the planning of your project for this quilt along, the cut of your chosen fabrics will be used to determine the layout and block size for the quilt you will be making.
The oblongagon is made from a square, but a rectangle can also be used.
Here are some possible cuts which can be made from fat quarters and half yard cuts.
For the Chevron design, the width of the quilt depends on how many blocks you decide to use for each horizontal “stripe”, what size of block you use, and how many blocks are a part of each “stripe”.
This chevron style on the left has a lower hump and the style on the right has a higher hump.
The one on the left needs 12 blocks per “stripe” – on the right needs 18 blocks per “stripe”.
Using your fabric pull for the project and a hexagon grid, you can plan your design using pencil crayons.
I knew that I had 12 fat quarters of printed fabric and wanted to use the Flower design.
Of those 12 prints, I determined how many of each colour there were: 2 dark blue, 2 light blue, 2 yellow, 1 white, 4 green and 1 orange. And each print cut into 5.5″ x 6″ pcs would result in 12 flower petals or 2 flowers each.
I decided to use solids for the centers of my flowers and came up with this plan on the EQ7.
This quilt layout is 54″ x 55″.
Of course you can see that I really did break my EQ7. That blank block will always be up there on the top left corner for every design using the single block style quilt design. *Sigh*
When it came time to cut, I chose the best use of my fat quarters. These fat quarters measured 18″ x 21″ so I cut each of them into 12 pieces at 5.25″ x 6″ a lot like the third diagram at the beginning of this post.
I used two half yard cuts for my solids. First I cut those half yards each into fat quarters. Then I cut one fat quarter from each colour in the same manner, making 12 pieces of each solid.
I cut 6 strips for binding from each remaining fat quarter and will use them to make a scrappy binding.
Tune in next week to see how to turn those blocks into the OBLONGAGON!
Keep On Quilting On!
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