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Sunday, 26 December 2010

Lattice Quilt - Instructions

Lattice Quilt -  more pictures in previous post - Draft instructions



All Measurements in these instructions are for the cut size not the finished size.

58 Light coloured 5" squares
58 Dark Coloured 5" squares

Make 36     4 patch blocks with 2 Dark (D) and 2 Light (L) squares diagonally placed across block.


4 Patch Block - Orientation (X)

4 Patch Block - Orientation (Y)







Block arrangement

Lay the 4 patch blocks out into an appealing arrangement - I used those with more contrast in the centre.

Looking at the pictures above for the block orientations.  The blocks need to be arranged into 6 rows of 6 blocks

Odd numbered Rows- Block orientation order is - XYXYXY
Even numbered rows - Block orientation order is - YXYXYX



                                                                                
                                                                                      
Sashing

2.5" strips of cream to form the basis of the sashing. ( you will need lots!!! Sorry not sure how much)
2.5" x 2" rectangles of greens fabric (A)
2.5" x 4" rectangles of greens fabric (B)


Sashing Block (X)
Add (A) to the cream sashing strip, attach to the top of Block matching the dark end to the Dark square.  Trim excess.
Add (B) to the cream sashing add to right side of Block matching the dark end to the Dark square. Trim excess.


Sashing Block (Y)
Add (A) to the cream sashing strip, attach to the top of Block matching the dark end to the Dark square. Trim excess.

Add (A) to the cream sashing add to right side of Block matching the dark end to the Dark square. Trim excess.



Extra Sashing of Blocks on the Left hand side and Bottom

For only the blocks on these edges add
Block (X)
Add (A) to the cream sashing strip, attach to the top of Block matching the dark end to the Dark square. Trim excess.
Block (Y)

Add (B) to the cream sashing add to right side of Block matching the dark end to the Dark square. Trim excess.


Sew blocks together.

Border 1

12 rectangles (A)
1" white strip
20.5" lengths of 2.5" strip (S)

Sew the strip onto the long sides of the rectangle (A) to make them 2.5" square. Now (A")

Sew 4 long lengths (S) (A") (S) (A") (S) (A") (S)
Sew onto side making sure the coloured squares are in the centres of the lattice edges. Trim excess sashing from ends.



Boarder 2

This boarder is made of "Piano keys" strips in 2 widths - 7.5" and 5.5"

Piano keys are made of random width srips with the length being fixed  - in this case - 7.5" and 5.5"

Make 12 lengths of 5.5" Piano keys which are 7.5" long. Add 2.5" cream strip along one side.


Make 8 lengths of  7,5" Piano keys which are 15.5" long and  8 extra for the ends 4 shorter and 4 longer.

Assemble in alternating sections, add to sides

Boarder 3

4" cream strip





This a draft - please ask any questions so that I can improve it!!!!!

Deborah

Saturday, 25 December 2010

quilts for taiwan - part 3


This is the third larger quilt that I made for our Trip to Tiawan. I am particualrly pleased with this block - sashing combination and I am thinking of writing up instructions for this quilt... let me know if you think it is worth while.

The quilts were a great success in Taiwan. Also I think I did OK on the steep learning curve of learning how to be a Taiwanese mother-in -law with all those expectations..........  Amoung the traditional textiles I did not see much actual quilting - the taiwanese aborignals do the most wonderful weaving and as i can i will share some of my photos.

Thursday, 9 December 2010

photos for memory quilts - mixture of black and white and colour


Here are some black and white phtos i "coloured" to help them blend in a mixed photo quilt



In both cases I sellected out the figure and changed the black to browns in the people and greens in the backgound. This helped the figure stand out.




The final quilt

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Progress report - 50 quilts from stash challenge. - currently 11

I have begun working on this challenge and have been surprised at how quickly it has been going.


This is one of 2 quilts that I made with a friend (entirely from my stash). this is constructed from a sellection of irregular panels and photos and made up on the same principles as the wonky red square quilt (instructions in previous post.)

Since begining this challenge I have also finished 5 bed quilts, 3 large cushions, 1 wall hanging,  11 table mats and 8 potholders. I have decided that the table mats and potholders are extra - even though when making a large quantitiy that are good stash busters. So that is 11 items entirely from stash


Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Finishes that will go to Taiwan - part 2


This quilt began with te 4 hand pieced blocks in the centre - which I was given by a friend. I wanted to find a special way of displaying them so that they were the focus of the quilt. I am pleased with the peaceful effect that I came up with. This will be for my daughter-in-law sister.


This is a lap quilt for my daughter in law's grandfather. She chose this one for him out of a few options I had prepared as suitable because eagles convey appropriate repect for an older person.

Cross culturally I find that I an constantly learning about what is the most appropriate. Certainly I was glad to have Stephanie's help in choosing what her family members would like and very glad that I had a number of quilt top options prepared for her to choose from.

Finishes - that will go to Taiwan Part 1

This quilt is for my son's mother in law Grace. She particularly like this colour scheme - which is also the colour scheme of my older daughter  Hannah's quilt. ( below) The first challenge was to find the fabrics as several shops told me that these were not fashionable at the moment.

 The second challenge was to find a pattern that I liked as Hannah's quilt had been dominated by hand prints of friends and family. This would have been difficult to collect for Grace's quilt given the language and distance barriers.

When I began this quilt I did not realise just how challenging the diamonds would prove - because they are cut on the bias the tend to stretch out of shape - so making this has been a learnbing curve for me. Next time I will used much more starch from the begining - to hold the pieces stiff and straight.