Friday, November 30, 2012

King's Corner Quilt

Last posted about here.

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.

3 comments:

  1. I like the first and the last, but I think the first is my favorite of all. :)

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  2. I like first and last as well, but I lean toward the spiral because it's so unusual!

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  3. Since your Dad said he likes spirals, I'd go with the spiral. You figured it out just for him. I also like it the best.

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