I’ve finally taken the plunge…I’m about to become a quilter! (Of sorts). It won’t replace knitting and crochet, but I find I cannot resist the lure of pretty fabric and especially gorgeous quilts any longer.
Today I had a few spare hours and so I got this out:
All lovely Liberty tana lawn, inspired by Donna. My first quilt, may as well use the best! It’s going to be very simple, a queen size quilt made with very wide strips. I had in mind doing it like this (in all photos, the strips are folded in half, the quilt will be longer than it appears!!)
But then Donna made a suggestion to me which has given me the following 3 options:
And then there’s this:
(OPTION 3 – the joins in the middle are staggered – because I need to cut approx 14″ off the length, this would allow me to cut 14″ off one of each of the 2 strips of the same fabric, rather than 7″ off both strips of the same fabric, if that makes sense?)
And the last one:
(OPTION 4 – this is the same as option 3, except that I’ve kept the blue strip in the middle together, rather than splitting it – mostly because it’s my favourite print. And maybe the strong vertical down the middle is a good idea?)
I will put a plain colour sashing around the entire quilt, I think it will be about 4-5″ wide. Probably in light grey although possibly red, if I can get the *right* red! Please let me know what you think, or any other suggestions for layout. I asked twitter and got 3 votes for option 3 and one for option 2 (although I hadn’t thought of option 4 then). I’d love to have more opinions!
(Sorry I haven’t added a poll, I couldn’t work out how to do it through the wordpress app on the iPad!).