Monday, April 25, 2011

When 1 quilt becomes 2...

I've been wanting to try the pattern on the cover of this magazine for a while. I knew I wasn't up for a big quilt and thought I'd do a small wall quilt. I changed the block up a bit and used my 45 degree Kaleidoscope ruler to cut the blocks. So far so good.

I did the math. 5 blocks x 5 blocks = 25 blocks. Each block needed 4 green or coral pieces. 25 blocks x 4 pieces per block = 100 pieces. I had 8 fat quarters of each color (coral and green). I divided 8 into 100 and got 12+ pieces from each fat quarter. Do you see my mistake? I should have divided 16 into 100 and cut 6+ pieces from each fat quarter! I have 100 extra pieces.
Here's my little wall quilt. I love how it came out and it was tedious - small is fine!

So I'm playing with my remaining pieces and decided to add some aqua. I've come up with 3 possible configurations for my long, skinny triangles. A kind of elongated zig zag...
Diamonds...
Pyramids...
What would you do? I'm leaning towards the zig zag.

16 comments:

  1. OK...First, off...I like the zig zag the best too. Second...I have been DYING to make that quilt on the front cover...but like many other things in my life it just hasn't happened yet! Maybe I too will stick with a tiny wall quilt ;)

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  2. I'm partial to the pyramids...I think the zig zags have been done...by YOU!

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  3. I am partial to the zigzags! Fun fun!

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  4. Zig zag all the way unless its a Christmas quilt with little pyramid trees????

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  5. I like the zig zag option! That is very fun. Your small quilt is wonerful.

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  6. Zig zags grabbed my eye right away.

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  7. Agree with most of the other commenters about the zigzag, although I do like the diamonds as well.

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  8. Beautiful job !!! I like the mordern christmas trees, looks really cool. You are faster then a speeding needle !!!!

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  9. My vote is for zig zags, too! I love this design, the pattern can look so many different ways. I've made it in a lap or baby size blanket out of felted wool. Looking forward to the finished quilts.

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  10. {grin} Must have Gnomeo & Juliet on my mind 'cause all I can think is that three looks like little gnome hats --- and two makes me think cute gnomes with beards! I actually like the look of the pyramids...

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  11. I like the zig zags. It makes the eye move about the piece a lot more. There is more to think about and see. What about putting a teal triangle next to a red triangle in place to the white triangle? Maybe that is goofy, I don't know. Just a thought. Love the quilt you made from the Vintage Quilts magazine. Just love it, bright and fun.

    Have a super great day.

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  12. Love what you made! I'm voting for zigs too!

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  13. Zigs or Pyramids. Your quilt reversing the bkgd with the patterned fabrics entirely changed the quilt's look. Brilliant.

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  14. I love your first quilt so much! I would go for the zig zag for the second round.

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  15. Zig zag definitely! Much more dynamic. N

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Thanks so much for taking time to comment!