Sunday, February 21, 2010

Back to the cutting table........

It may not look like I have made any progress but I have cut a lot more fabrics.  Right now there is just one triangle of each fabric, 78 of them.  I have the other 78 to add but I want to cut 42 more fabrics first.  If I make it 10 squares across by 12 squares down, I need 120 different fabrics, each used 2 times.  Is that too much math for you?  LOL, I'm a math person.  After seeing this picture on my monitor I think I can change a couple of the light fabrics to the dark pile.  This should finish at 56" x 67" for a lap size quilt.  I haven't ruled out just making a square wallhanging either, 56" square.  Then I would only need 22 more fabrics.  I intend to add some Philip Jacobs fabrics in with the Kaffe's.

15 comments:

Gene Black said...

ha ha.. the math doesn't bother me as much as having to count the fabrics.

esquiltingpassion said...

AHA, that's my problem math does bother me. After helping my grandson with his math, I find I am not smarter than a fourth grader.
I love watching this piece come together.
Elaine

Quilts and Cats said...

I love the planning stage. I use graph paper to plan it out and write all the quantities and yardages on this paper and keep it with the project. I put it in a plastic page protector and when I'm done I put it in a 3 ring binder. It's a good reference for later or just a nice reminder of projects done. Lynne

Jackie said...

56 X 67 is a terrific size for a lap quilt. I love lap quilts a little larger for snuggling purposes. It just covers more of you. It is coming along nicely and the addition of Philip Jacobs fabrics will be very nice.

karenfae said...

it is coming along great - math is totally not my subject :)
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

jovaliquilts said...

Oh, I agree with Gene on counting the fabrics. I always have my piles of 10 and 20 and whatever, but somehow fabrics stick to each other and I need to recount, and recount ...

Cheryl Arkison said...

Seeing things on the computer goes a long way to seeing it. I really like the way this is coming together.

Vivian said...

Seeing a quilt layout "in person" is so different from seeing it on a monitor, or seeing it in the little LCD screen of a camera. I'm sometimes surprised how different those perspectives are.
Watching your triangles come to life is enjoyable.

Re: the math, better you than me.

HollyM said...

I'm not a math person, although I teach math to adult upgrading students. I'm wondering why you don't do the 1/2 square triangle thing and cut them apart after. Is it because you like to lay it all first? I'm never that organized. This has kind of inspired me though. It is one of my favorites.

Anonymous said...

I am always impressed with the amount of fabrics you have to work with. And this piece is another of your spectacular creative originals.

The only math I enjoy is working with a tape measure. I also know your math talents go further than mine. (^._,^)

J~MT

sally in st. paul said...

amazing- 120 different KF and PJ fabrics. is my envy coming across the web?
sally in st. paul

quiltmom said...

HI Wanda,
I love your fabrics( you already know that) and one of the links on my blog have Philip Jacobs fabrics for sale with Kaffe beautiful pieces.
I am still looking at them and drooling over all the luscious rich colors.
I really like your design - the 120 fabrics wouldn't be a problem for me if I counted. Quite often I just get on a roll of cutting and end up with many more than I need - sometimes enough for a second or third quilt LOL . Math is definitely not my long suit!
Hope you are feeling better and that the weather is being kinder so you are not suffering with migraines.
Regards,
Anna

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

You just look at quilting in such a fun and interesting way Wanda! Love how this looks and I did find an error in one of my quilts using a tip from you - looked at a photo of it on my computer monitor and WOOPS, one block was turned wrong. Thanks.

Vicky F said...

Hi Wanda
I'm OK with math, but no way do I have that number of interesting fabrics to pull from!

Are you still set to get one inch of snow? Depending on who's predicting the weather, we are going to get either 4-8 inches or 6-10 inches by the time Tuesday morning rolls around. Lots of wiggle room in those numbers. We'll plan for the worst (got my bird feeders filled tonight), but you never know until it gets here.
Vicky F

QuiltSue said...

It's looking really striking and will make a great, cheerful snuggle quilt.