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Sunday, September 20, 2015

A plan..........

Thanks everyone for your kind comments yesterday.  I decided not to respond individually to everyone and just do a group thanks.

I put all of the Kaffe strip pieced blocks up on a design wall to get an idea what I'm doing.  I have used up all of the 7" scraps which were trimmed to 6.5" blocks when sewn.



I have a pile of 11" strips left over from this quilt.  I was thinking about cutting them down to 7" but then I played around with math.  The blocks I have made will finish at 6".  If I sew the 11" strips I can cut blocks at 10.5" which will finish at 10"  If I made the center of the quilt with nine 10" blocks (3 rows of 3 blocks, 30" on a side) I can add rows of five 6" blocks around it (also 30").  It will take 24 six inch blocks to go around the center 10" blocks once.  I have 37 blocks made.  So............the plan is: make nine 10" blocks and then cut the rest of the strips down to 7" to make more of the smaller blocks.

7 comments:

Beth-near Louisville KY! said...

Good PLAN!

Linda Swanekamp said...

Wow, I love how your mind works. You are able to on the fly determine patterns and designs without EQ software. I really admire your ability! Kind of like an experienced chess master- anticipating and executing moves way ahead of time!

Sewing Junkie said...

The Master's mind has been work I see. Sometimes brain storming can come up with great ideas. Chris

Quiltdivajulie said...

What a delicious pile of strips to play in ... Love the plan to maximize their use.

Cathi said...

Watching this plan come into being is going to be fabulous! As will be the resulting quilt.

Charlotta said...

It never ceases to amaze me how wonderful a plain old scrap quilt is!
But this makes me wonder about a couple of things: You once said you had all of the Kaffe fabrics, with the exception of perhaps one. How much have you bought of each of the Kaffe prints? Now, in the process of making all these Kaffe quilts, are you exhausting some of those fabrics from your stash? Or do you make sure you always have at least some left of each of the fabrics?

suzanprincess said...

Or perhaps sew two 11" strips end to end, then cut to 7" and have 3 strips and no leftovers?