Monday, January 14, 2019

What size -

Do I want to make my LHQ Sampler Quilt #2? -

Hmmm - decisions - decisions - ;))

I played in EQ7 with various sizes -

And narrowed it down to these two -

LHQSQ2-Version A

49.5 square
5x5 on-point layout - 4x4 blocks with one round of border blocks
25 Sampler Blocks - 6" finished
16 Border Blocks - 6" finished
Yardage for the Gray areas - 2-1/2 - 3 yd
Yardage for the Beige/Sashes - 1 - 1-1/4 yd

LHQSQ2-Version B

59.4 square
6x6 on-point layout - 4x4 blocks with two rounds of border blocks
25 Sampler Blocks - 6" finished
36 Border Blocks - 6" finished
Yardage for the Gray areas - 3-1/4 - 3-1/2 yd
Yardage for the Beige/Sashes - 1-1/4 - 1-1/2 yd

They are both worked up in gray-scale so you can imagine your own colors -

The yardage requirements are per EQ7 with a little extra "insurance" added by me -

I have plenty of yardage and will probably use a 4 yd piece for the Border Blocks, etc. and a 2 yd piece for the Sashing - and will most likely make Version A - I can always add another round of border blocks if I want it larger later -

The Sampler Blocks can be made from scraps - jelly rolls - FQ - or yardage - your choice - the number of "units" you can get from a strip will depend on the length of your strips - LOL - ;))

I've already decided on the colors I want to use -

And - just because - I'm going to do this whole thing "backwards" -

Rather than start with the Sampler Blocks -

I'm going to start with the Border Blocks - Side Triangles - and Corners -

Get them cut - and up on the wall -

Get the Sashing - Cornerstones - cut and assembled -

Then I'll play with the Sampler Blocks -

And put them on the wall as I make them -

It'll be like "fill in the blanks" - LOL - ;))

So - if you want to play along -

Think about the colors you want for your Sampler Quilt -

It might be easier to choose your Border Blocks and Sashing colors first -

That's what I did -

The Sampler Blocks can have as many or as few colors as you want -

It's YOUR quilt -

If you like red - orange - blue - green - then DO it!! -

My original LHQSQ was mainly red - brown - gold - neutrals - but some blocks have touches of orange - green - blue - yellow - purple - it's subtle and gives the viewer a little something extra - ;))

I'll show you my color choices for my LHQSQ 2.0 tomorrow - ;))

Talk to you later - gotta go - gotta sew -


Gene Black said...

I have a layer cake and some charm squares that I may use for this.

Are you going to add a tab for the quilt along or something so that those of us who are doing this "slow" can do the parts we miss along the way?

Linda Swanekamp said...

It is a good thing I don't have EQ. I would permanently confuse myself.


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