Ok checking out this fabric requirement. 275 dark 21/2 inch squares. Is this print or solid or does it matter. assorted colors?? if so how many colors? Should the background be a light color or dark also.
The 2 1/2 in squares can be any dark fabric. I recommend using as many different fabrics as you can. I used up most of my 2 1/2 in scrap squares in mine. I have found the print works best if the background is dark. I recommend a light neutral for your background. I used a white tone on tone but a cream or ivory or even light tan would work. The dark square pop better if the background is really light.
I used to have a midarm on a frame to do my quilting but found that I couldn't stand up and quilt for very long. Arthritis really is a pain...LOL> That is when I found a dsm with a larger throat space so that I could quilt a little easier. It was really hard to push..pull and otherwise manuever a king size quilt thru my Bernina...LOL>
wow a king size... my brain is shuttering at the thought. Queen is as large as I have went. But i need to learn to make a super king. one of my boys is 6'3 and the an other is 6'4". there one complaint about the quilts is they wish they were a little longer.
Okay I am going to reask this question because I dont see where it was answered. what is the finished size of the quilt? I only ask because the size may help me decided what I am going to use it for or give it too so colors make a difference.
Tami of Walla Walla, Washington
I had asked Nana a few days ago what size the quilt would finish. She said it would be 60 X 66 without borders. Hope this helps!
I'm sorry....I meant to put that in the last post. The size without borders is 60 x 66. I added 2 borders and finished at 74 x 80.
Tami, I have found from doing the Round Robin quilts that you can add all kinds of borders on quilts and make them huge. We have been doing these for just aoubt 6months now and I have seen some amazing quilts and borders. Just thought I'd mention this for you ,if your boys need bigger quilts it s a good way to help them out BArbara
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Thanks Barbara. I havent made him a quilt since he mentioned it. So in the back of my mind I have stored that info. I will have to see if I can find some pics of what you guys have put together. The boy I am trying to put a quilt together for, is my short one, he is only 5'10, I believe. I fell in love with this fabric line called "winter Solstice", and I am determed to use it to make him a quilt for his birthday in Dec. I also just got some raggidy ann material that I plan on using for a small quilt for my sis. Working on material to go with it. And starting to form the christmas list, so am wondering if I should go for this or stay steady on my already to do list....But was looking at some reproductions that are dark and thinking these would go great with a cream tone on tone. And there are girls on my christmas list haha What to do..what to do.....Oh and then there is just go to the clearnce rack and pull some random dark colors and head home and see what I get.....so many choices...
Once everything is cut and ready to go this quilt goes together very quickly. I did my top start to finish in less than a week and that was with mulling over borders for several days. I
I am really into florals right now so I am thinking about florals for this one.
Alright Nana! Here I am with my control issues. :D
I believe I have a cream peice of fabric somewhere, Not too sure what sort of scraps I have. I know I have some dark batiks and I can steal a few squares off the darks I've bought for my son's "Gears of War" quilt that is still in the planning stages. Maybe I won't have to shop.....
some scraps I am looking at. Will have to buy the background so need to go look. I want to do christmas and I did find my christmas material but only this one is dark
Can I use a variety of tone on tone creams for background (scrappy background as well as scrappy squares) or will that not work out with this pattern?
Your darks are so rich and pretty.