Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Nov. 18--Quilting Night~

Remember a couple of weeks ago when I posted these first two pictures? Of the nice soft flannels I had gotten to make quilts out of?

There was the pink/lavender combo.
The one with butterflies and flowers as well as stripes and dots.

Then there was the blue combo.

The one with airplanes and little cars that said beep beep and vroom vroom.

As well as stripes and dots.

Yeah, those.
Well tonight at class, everyone was pretty much settled into a course of action, the kind of night where I don't have to do much except provide some encouragement and maybe a little direction here and there.
So I brought my fabrics, and my rotary cutter, and started in.
By the time I was ready to close up shop, those fabrics had been transforemed into this:
stacks of squares, all lined up nice and neat in my Ravelry tote. (It was a prize in a drawing, thank you HomesteadMom!)

General info: I cut these squares 9" and will cut the batting at 7". Batting is some slightly elderly Mountain Mist cotton--you know, the kind you should quilt every inch or so?? Not gonna happen, but it will be perfect for these as it will shrink about in proportion to the fabrics, and it's thin enough as well.
That remains to be cut. There's a session on Friday night, if I have enough energy, where I could start sewing these together, assuming I can get that batting cut out in time.
Oh, I had 1.25 yards of each of the fabrics (7 in the pink/lavender colorway and 7 in the blue) and was able to get 20 squares, or 10 blocks' worth, from each fabric. If my calculations are correct, that will give me 70 blocks of each, which laid out in a 7 x 10 pattern will finish out to approximately 50" x 70" quilts. Ought to be a fairly good size for a bed or just to wrap up with on a chilly evening.
Supposing, of course, that we ever get such a thing here. I guess anything is possible...


Sheepish Annie said...

It looks like a bag full of possibilities! What fun!!

Knitting Linguist said...

I'd give a lot for a chilly evening! But the fabrics look great together -- I can't wait to see the quilts :)