As some of you may have guessed from my last post, I have finished my Doll Quilt. I was very excited about being part of this swap. I has been so much fun. From stalking my partner on Flickr, putting pen to paper, making the quilt, and now putting together all those fun little extras.
When trying to design this quilt, I played around with a lot of different shapes but felt like, that’s been done or I have seem those a thousand times. It wasn’t until my husband suggested right angle triangles, than things finally fell into place. You don’t often see those, but the hardest had to be the math. I had to make sure the doll quilt measured less than 18” and had at least 6 pieced blocks. Sounds a little like algebra to me, don't you think!? I knew some test blocks were in order, but where to start? That is when I knew I had to pull out the paper cutter and start cutting out triangles.
See Lighting McQueen over there in the corner? Yeah, that means my little guy was "helping." Sometimes I am amazed that I get anything done.
So, there was more than one test block and a lot of trimming involved in the making of this quilt. I had some trouble getting the rectangle points to line up properly. But after some trial and error I finally got them right and couldn't be happier with the results.
Fabrics: Kona white, and some bright colored scraps from my stash
Finished Quilt Measurements: about 14" x 14" square
Blocks and Piecing: 4" blocks, in a 4 x 4 layout
Quilting: Echo quilting in a zig-zag pattern
Today, I am linking this up to Fabric Tuesday over at QuiltStory.