Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Measure Up

Let's just say I'm more than happy with the pattern and fabric I chose for The Big Bed Quilt-Along. The low-volume look is exactly what I was hoping for, and the Sidewalk Chalk pattern is going together so quickly!



Yesterday, our hostess Rachel/Stitched in Color posted about something I'd been intentionally putting off, knowing full well I'd need to face it eventually. And that would be deciding exactly how big I wanted my quilt to be. I had cut fabric for the pattern's "Bed Size" (90"x104") , but now that I've actually done some measuring and calculating, I've discovered that's going to be ever-so-slightly too small. Thankfully, due to the make-up of the pattern, an additional row and block column should do the trick.



I'll decide how to execute that once I get the initial rows pieced. So far I've gotten 9/13 done so hopefully I can keep up the momentum. I'm pretty excited that this is actually happening!

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful choice. I can't wait to see it as I love low volumn quilts.

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  2. Great fabrics. I've got a low volume quilt that I've been avoiding so maybe this will be the inspiration that I need to start cutting. All of the fabrics are washed and pressed and have been sitting over the back of a sofa for (gulp) a year! What's with that?

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  3. You find the best fabrics . . . I love these :)

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  4. I love the low volume look. I love so many things I often get distracted and need lists of what I want to do. This will definitely on the list.....near the top!

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  5. I'm with everyone here...loving the low volume look. I "need" to start collecting low volume fabrics. And I need a larger size quilt for our bed. I thought I had added enough large borders on the current one, but the "drop" sides and bottom are not quite enough.

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  6. This is looking fabulous and you're really moving at a good clip. Amazing what a little inspiration can do for a quilt.

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  7. I am really liking low volume colors lately. I can hardly wait to see this quilt finished. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. I am glad you did calculate it. This beautiful a quilt and then being a tad to short... I am looking forward to the next progress. It will be amazing!

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  9. It's looking great and hurrah for being excited about the progress. You can do it!

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