For now I've decided to call this quilt King's Corner, since I intend it to be a king size quilt, and all I've done is sew colored squares onto the corner of grey squares.
I decided to sit down and sew on this quilt during an entire quiet time (about an hour) the other day, and made some decent progress.
|Lots and lots of this.|
|Behind my sewing machine: a pile of squares.|
I finished with all the green squares, woo! I try ironing mostly in the mornings when it's a little cooler, so I waited until today to iron and trim them:
|About 147 of these.|
And while I was at it I pressed the little by-product HST. I sure dislike pressing seams open, especially when they are so small, however I know it will be worth avoiding the bulky seams down the line.
|I think they will finish at 1" or 1.5"|
|They need safe keeping until I get around to this mini HST quilt!|
And then I cut out another 60 or so brown squares from my scraps. I was hoping to deplete my brown scrap collection, but I have a lot of large brown scraps still left for another quilt.
|Once I get these sewn on I'll be ready to work on a layout!|
I've been thinking a lot about the layout lately. There are a bunch of layouts that would require a triangle in opposite corners of all the grey squares. I like those layouts, but kind of dread having to cut, sew, and iron another 210 pieces.
I decided to have my Dad decide, since it's his bed it will ultimately be on, and he's the one that will have to see it every day. I created this board on Pinterest to collect all of the options for him to look at. These are the two he liked best:
|This one is from A Few Scraps.|
|This one is from LollyQuiltz.|
And then my Dad mentions he likes spirals too. I have not seen a spiral layout at all, but thought it might be possible. So I finally broke out my Quilt Design Wizard software I got for my birthday. I was quite disappointed to find out it didn't have this very simple block, nor could I make it myself or download it from the website. Turns out I need Electric Quilt 7 to be able to make my own blocks. Hurrumph! So I fudged it by using the HST and a bunch of blank blocks, and after several hours got a possible spiral layout:
|These are pretty close to the colors of the quilt, though there will obviously be some browns in there too.|
So, which layout do you like best? I'm leaning towards the first or last so I don't have to add another triangle to the 210 blocks.