Monday, July 05, 2010

Sewing Pigs with Love

Danielle asked, "where did you get that pig fabric" is an original design by pygletwhispers on her Etsy shop. However pyglet whispers is currently closed as she is having soon or had a baby.

Sew what am I doing with all these strips? Well, from Quilt Magazine, online, under "Sewing Projects" here you will find QUILT # 108 - Kaleidoscope Pillow, Select the orange button to Download the PDF, it is complete with the pattern, cutting and sewing directions with pictures. Did I mention it is a free pattern? I am going to make this into a quilt. Here is my EQ drawing of the finished project, it will not be in these colors.

Sew how big will the quilt be? Really it can be what ever size you want it to be, but this is what I will do. Knowing that each square is going to be a 7 1/2" unfinished block, sewing 4 together, will give me a 14" finished square block. If I make 25 of these 14 inch units, the size is now 70 inches square. Then I will add a 1 inch inner border, now we're up to 72 inches, then an outer border maybe 5 or 6 inches, not sure yet, bringing the grand total to an 82 or 84 inch square quilt. Making 25 units mean sewing 100 of the 7 1/2 in blocks.
I am going to use 11 different print fabrics, 10 are from the Amy Butler Love line, 1 is the pigs. I have 11 because I didn't want to have exact repeats of the 7 inch block. There are 2 colors in each block, reading the graph across each row AB, AC, AD, ect and will be no AA, BB, CC ect. where the blue color is. The prints are in the #2 and #3 position on the pattern, so while I will have an AB and a BA they will reside in a different location. If I use 10 fabrics, I would only have 90 blocks, now I have 110, which will give me 10 extra to make pillows. Any questions?
Keeping with the scrappy-ness of this I am also going to use 7 different white on whites, 6 for the inside and a different one for the outer border.
Let the sewing begin!

1 comment:

Janice said...

Wow! You are so organized! How much fabric are you using of each print? I love what you've done, I might have to steal the idea!