This is the fabric that I am going to use in the next modular quilt so you will see it taking shape over the next few posts. As I am choosing the fabrics I am thinking about the sizes I will cut the pieces.
Here are some more of the fabrics. The smaller prints will be cut into the smallest pieces, the ones with a motif I want to see more of will be cut larger.
I like to work with multiples of a number. In a lot of my quilts it is 3". It needs to be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, and 5, or in other words, count by 3's. So my modules will finish at 3", 6", 9", 12" and 15". Once you have the numbers figured out you need to add 1/2" (.5) to each of them so my cutting sizes are 3.5", 6.5", etc.
The rectangles can be any 2 of the numbers such as 3.5" x 9.5" or 6.5" x 12.5" and of course all of the numbers can be cut into squares. I know the large elephant will be in a 15.5" square.
This piece might be a long skinny vertical rectangle to get the whole design in one piece. You can see in the photo below that is says Escher Heirs on the selvage.
I will start cutting today and continue the tutorial tomorrow. When I make a modular quilt I just start cutting pieces and playing with them on the design wall. I don't pre-plan my design.
If you go back to this post you will see that several of the fabrics I am using are a gift from a friend. Thanks, Diane.