Monday, January 19, 2015

What's on the Quilting Table #6

Today's whats on the quilting table is going to take a different tact.  I have so far posted mostly in order the pictures I have taken while quilting.  As this quilt is a little more special I have a seprate post for it, but if your interested on the time line the first 3 pictures of WOQT #5 was taken before this quilt I am about to show off, but the last 3 pictures were actually taken after it.  But hey who cares if I go a little out of order.

So to start off with I am going to show my completed top (I might still add borders but not really sure yet).  The top looks cute and it really is not what I expected.  I guess I should start at the beginning.  I created on Electronic Quilt 7 (fantastic quilt design software if you have never heard of it a picture)

Here is a print out of my quilt design (the lines drawn all over the white area is to represent the pieces I would sew together it was a huge puzzle).  Well one thing that I sorta messed up on up front is my dimensions, I was planning to make a baby quilt.  I put some generic blocks into the program and free handed the blocks I was going to add.  Oh I guess I should point out is this picture needs to be flipped left or the top picture flipped right to line up.  Any way I had in my head that each block on my picture above was 2 inches.  I had planned for a baby quilt of around 44 inches square.

So any way I started sewing

And sewing and sewing and sewing.

And it got later and later and later and later.

Any way I around 3 am ( I started at 9 pm) realized that I had some sort of problem.  Hum this thing looks tons bigger then I had envisioned it in my drawings.  I finished my quilt at 4 am and went to bed.  When I woke up in the morning I showed my wife my 58 or so inch baby quilt.  Ok well, maybe not a baby quilt.  Any way, Tanya laughed and  she asked me what I did wrong.  LOL I quilted too late at night, When I designed my quilt I said that my blocks were 6 inch blocks and then I made them more like 12 inch in size.  Oh well, I think it turned out cute, but it does give you a chance to laugh at me.

Oh and as I have said in the past I always make 2 or more tops at a time.  I have the colored squares cut out for the 2nd "Modern Baby Quilt" that is more like a modern lap quilt.  Ha ha, I think the thing that really bugged my wife most is that the back she ordered for the 2 quilts will almost cover the back of the 1 I made with no room left over.  So she has to go shopping again.


Gene Black said...

I need to figure out how you did that in EQ

stitch quilt knit said...

I love the lay out. And the fabrics too :)

Anonymous said...

I definitely like the look of that one, and if you put it in a pattern, I'll buy it. Save me a lot of math. =)

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

My math is like that at times, too. Poor Tanya, having to go shopping for more fabric. Tough ;)

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