Friday, January 2, 2015

The first one I see

I've decided to start with a couple of kid's quilts. To avoid long hours spent trying to pick fabrics, I told myself I would use the first whimsical print I came across. I opened a box and right near the top was a stack of Dr Suess' The Lorax fabrics.

I have enough to do 2 rail fence quilts.  I'll divide the prints and use two in each quilt, along with some coordinating solids so the blocks don't get too busy.

Here are 2 sample blocks and the cut fabrics for the first quilt..

Each rail fence block will finish at 8" square. There will be 42 blocks in a 6 X 7 block layout. I cut 4 rails for each block, measuring 2-1/2" X 8-1/2. And I'll use the 2 prints in every block, varying the solids to keep it more interesting.  So here's what I cut:

  (42) 2-1/2" X 8-1/2" red print
  (42) 2-1/2" X 8-1/2" blue print
  (28) 2-1/2" X 8-1/2" orange solid
  (28) 2-1/2" X 8-1/2" yellow solid
  (28) 2-1/2" X 8-1/2" green solid

This quilt should finish at about 48" X 56 ".

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