Thursday, January 1, 2009

Yet another Quilt

I've just been knocking them out lately.  I guess that's what happens when you're on vacation and your husband is working.  

This quilt, which I still have to piece the top together, is from M'liss Rae Hawley's Phenomenal Fat Quarter Quilts.  

I encountered one issue while piecing together the pieces of the top, I didn't have as much fabric as the pattern called for.  It wanted 15 strips of one particular fabric but I only had enough fabric to cut 13 strips. 
In the end, I needed 157 squares of the 3 stripe block (see below) and ended up with 156 squares.  I tried a few different arrangements of the pattern including reducing the size or changing the center pattern.  I'm still unsure what I'm going to do.  I might try a few other options because I'm not quite satisfied with either option.

The first one below is just a smaller version of what is called for.  I'm not sure if the proportions work.  The second one I tried putting the blocks into a cross shape.  Right now I'm leaning towards the first option.  We'll see how I feel after a few days.  Opinions Welcomed!

1 comment:

  1. Happy New Year and welcome to blogland! Your quilts are wonderful.