Monday, February 4, 2008

Quilt Design Process 5 - Quilt Math


Thank you all so much for your feedback on the quilt layout. It made me so happy that so many of you responded...and so positively! (Please don't be afraid to speak up if you aren't loving something...I can take it.)

Now the quilt math begins. I'm making 10 inch blocks for a final quilt size of 60 x 70. (The layout that I was working on had 6 blocks by 8 blocks but 80 inches is just too big. Husband wants a big quilt but that's just getting silly. So the bottom row got hacked.)

I mapped out the block exactly and figured out all of the dimensions including seam allowances.


Then I made the cut list...enter the math:

All patterned fabric (each patterned fabric repeats 7 times):

  • 7 – 4.5 x 4.5 (strip: 4.5 x 31.5)
  • 14 – 5.5 x 1.0 (strip: 1.0 x 77)
  • 14 – 6.5 x 1.0 (strip: 1.0 x 91)

Solid Fabrics:

Brown, Tan (each of these repeat 9 times):
  • 18 – 4.5 x 1.0 (strip: 1.0 x 81)
  • 18 – 5.5 x 1.0 (strip: 1.0 x 99)
  • 18 – 6.5 x 2.5 (strip: 2.5 x 117)
  • 18 – 10.5 x 2.5 (strip: 2.5 x 189)

Orange, Dk. Green, Lt. Green (each of these repeat 8 times):
  • 16 – 4.5 x 1.0 (strip: 1.0 x 72)
  • 16 – 5.5 x 1.0 (strip: 1.0 x 88)
  • 16 – 6.5 x 2.5 (strip: 2.5 x 104)
  • 16 – 10.5 x 2.5 (strip: 2.5 x 168)
OK, I think I am finally ready to cut into some of this fabric.

PART 6 - First Block
PART 5 - Quilt Math
PART 4 - Give Opinions
PART 3 - Fabric
PART 2 - Inspiration
PART 1 - Palette

1 comment:

Jackie said...

Excellent, I can't wait to see some of the finished blocks!!