New twin quilts I'm making

New twin quilts I'm making

Post by Eileen in New Jerse » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 07:42:06



I am e***d!  I bought some really cute and bright animal fabric last year,
with the intention of making a set of quilts for my Mother's of Multiple
Club charity auction.
I didn't know what I planned but I knew it would be really cute.  I played
around with the animals and came up with two sets of
6 1/2" fussy cut animals squares (5 animals-10 total per quilt).  The
background is royal blue.  I also cut, using the same fabric the royal blue
with clouds on it.  I planned just to use the blocks and no sashing.  Well
that looked too homogeneous  so I made striped sashing with bright yellow
and a neon green/white fabric.  I am making mini 9 patches as corner stones
.  It will look so cute!
My only problem is that, because I have 10 animals I can only do 5 vertical
rows (24" with out sashing and borders) and  4 horizontal rows (36" without
sashing and borders).  Making the quilts (or wall***s) wider than long.
Will this work?  I could add a wider border on top and bottom to even it
out, but I am not sure if I will need it.
TIA for any advice you can offer.
eileen
 
 
 

New twin quilts I'm making

Post by Marcella Tracy Pee » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 10:37:33


Those sound like fun kids quilts!

I have made the top and bottom borders wider than the sides to get
quilts more rectangular.  The last one I did worked out to 8" borders on
the top and bottom and 6" on the sides.  It isn't so much that people
really notice and since I do it so they fit a bed better, it's harder to
tell because three of the borders are*** off the sides of the bed
so they're not seen simultaneously.  If it was for a wallhanging, then I
would likely just leave them the same for a more square quilt.

marcella



Quote:
> I am e***d!  I bought some really cute and bright animal fabric last year,
> with the intention of making a set of quilts for my Mother's of Multiple
> Club charity auction.
> I didn't know what I planned but I knew it would be really cute.  I played
> around with the animals and came up with two sets of
> 6 1/2" fussy cut animals squares (5 animals-10 total per quilt).  The
> background is royal blue.  I also cut, using the same fabric the royal blue
> with clouds on it.  I planned just to use the blocks and no sashing.  Well
> that looked too homogeneous  so I made striped sashing with bright yellow
> and a neon green/white fabric.  I am making mini 9 patches as corner stones
> .  It will look so cute!
> My only problem is that, because I have 10 animals I can only do 5 vertical
> rows (24" with out sashing and borders) and  4 horizontal rows (36" without
> sashing and borders).  Making the quilts (or wall***s) wider than long.
> Will this work?  I could add a wider border on top and bottom to even it
> out, but I am not sure if I will need it.
> TIA for any advice you can offer.
> eileen


 
 
 

New twin quilts I'm making

Post by Eileen in New Jerse » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 11:13:04


The quilt will actually <not> be square if I don't make different size
borders.  The blocks are 6 1/2", and the rows are 5 blocks by 4 blocks,
making the quilt wider than tall.  I want to put a*** sleeve on the
back, just in case.
Eileen



Quote:
> Those sound like fun kids quilts!

> I have made the top and bottom borders wider than the sides to get
> quilts more rectangular.  The last one I did worked out to 8" borders on
> the top and bottom and 6" on the sides.  It isn't so much that people
> really notice and since I do it so they fit a bed better, it's harder to
> tell because three of the borders are*** off the sides of the bed
> so they're not seen simultaneously.  If it was for a wallhanging, then I
> would likely just leave them the same for a more square quilt.

> marcella



> > I am e***d!  I bought some really cute and bright animal fabric last
year,
> > with the intention of making a set of quilts for my Mother's of Multiple
> > Club charity auction.
> > I didn't know what I planned but I knew it would be really cute.  I
played
> > around with the animals and came up with two sets of
> > 6 1/2" fussy cut animals squares (5 animals-10 total per quilt).  The
> > background is royal blue.  I also cut, using the same fabric the royal
blue
> > with clouds on it.  I planned just to use the blocks and no sashing.
Well
> > that looked too homogeneous  so I made striped sashing with bright
yellow
> > and a neon green/white fabric.  I am making mini 9 patches as corner
stones
> > .  It will look so cute!
> > My only problem is that, because I have 10 animals I can only do 5
vertical
> > rows (24" with out sashing and borders) and  4 horizontal rows (36"
without
> > sashing and borders).  Making the quilts (or wall***s) wider than
long.
> > Will this work?  I could add a wider border on top and bottom to even it
> > out, but I am not sure if I will need it.
> > TIA for any advice you can offer.
> > eileen

 
 
 

New twin quilts I'm making

Post by Ann Adamso » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 14:20:10


I have made a wallhanging before that was wider than it was long, and it was
not a problem -- it looked and worked fine. One idea -- because the quilt is
"wide", instead of making one long*** sleeve, I made three shorter ones
and spaced them across the top back giving a little space in between each.
That way, the recipient could just insert a dowel or piece of wood molding
trimmed to the right length, and they could hang on nails or picture hangers
placed at those openings.  This makes a sort of "invisible"*** system,
and the support is evenly distributed across the back of the quilt.



Quote:
> The quilt will actually <not> be square if I don't make different size
> borders.  The blocks are 6 1/2", and the rows are 5 blocks by 4 blocks,
> making the quilt wider than tall.  I want to put a*** sleeve on the
> back, just in case.
> Eileen



> > Those sound like fun kids quilts!

> > I have made the top and bottom borders wider than the sides to get
> > quilts more rectangular.  The last one I did worked out to 8" borders on
> > the top and bottom and 6" on the sides.  It isn't so much that people
> > really notice and since I do it so they fit a bed better, it's harder to
> > tell because three of the borders are*** off the sides of the bed
> > so they're not seen simultaneously.  If it was for a wallhanging, then I
> > would likely just leave them the same for a more square quilt.

> > marcella



> > > I am e***d!  I bought some really cute and bright animal fabric last
> year,
> > > with the intention of making a set of quilts for my Mother's of
Multiple
> > > Club charity auction.
> > > I didn't know what I planned but I knew it would be really cute.  I
> played
> > > around with the animals and came up with two sets of
> > > 6 1/2" fussy cut animals squares (5 animals-10 total per quilt).  The
> > > background is royal blue.  I also cut, using the same fabric the royal
> blue
> > > with clouds on it.  I planned just to use the blocks and no sashing.
> Well
> > > that looked too homogeneous  so I made striped sashing with bright
> yellow
> > > and a neon green/white fabric.  I am making mini 9 patches as corner
> stones
> > > .  It will look so cute!
> > > My only problem is that, because I have 10 animals I can only do 5
> vertical
> > > rows (24" with out sashing and borders) and  4 horizontal rows (36"
> without
> > > sashing and borders).  Making the quilts (or wall***s) wider than
> long.
> > > Will this work?  I could add a wider border on top and bottom to even
it
> > > out, but I am not sure if I will need it.
> > > TIA for any advice you can offer.
> > > eileen

 
 
 

New twin quilts I'm making

Post by Eileen in New Jerse » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 21:11:04


Thanks, that's a good idea, too.  I played around with numbers last night.
I came up with a quilt of 50" X 57"  Not too far off square.  But, a little
big for a baby quilt.  Oh well, it will be what it will be, I can't get
around it without buying other fabric and starting again...although it
sounds like a good idea.   <BG>
Eileen


Quote:
> I have made a wallhanging before that was wider than it was long, and it
was
> not a problem -- it looked and worked fine. One idea -- because the quilt
is
> "wide", instead of making one long*** sleeve, I made three shorter
ones
> and spaced them across the top back giving a little space in between each.
> That way, the recipient could just insert a dowel or piece of wood molding
> trimmed to the right length, and they could hang on nails or picture
hangers
> placed at those openings.  This makes a sort of "invisible"***
system,
> and the support is evenly distributed across the back of the quilt.



> > The quilt will actually <not> be square if I don't make different size
> > borders.  The blocks are 6 1/2", and the rows are 5 blocks by 4 blocks,
> > making the quilt wider than tall.  I want to put a*** sleeve on the
> > back, just in case.
> > Eileen



> > > Those sound like fun kids quilts!

> > > I have made the top and bottom borders wider than the sides to get
> > > quilts more rectangular.  The last one I did worked out to 8" borders
on
> > > the top and bottom and 6" on the sides.  It isn't so much that people
> > > really notice and since I do it so they fit a bed better, it's harder
to
> > > tell because three of the borders are*** off the sides of the bed
> > > so they're not seen simultaneously.  If it was for a wallhanging, then
I
> > > would likely just leave them the same for a more square quilt.

> > > marcella



> > > > I am e***d!  I bought some really cute and bright animal fabric
last
> > year,
> > > > with the intention of making a set of quilts for my Mother's of
> Multiple
> > > > Club charity auction.
> > > > I didn't know what I planned but I knew it would be really cute.  I
> > played
> > > > around with the animals and came up with two sets of
> > > > 6 1/2" fussy cut animals squares (5 animals-10 total per quilt).
The
> > > > background is royal blue.  I also cut, using the same fabric the
royal
> > blue
> > > > with clouds on it.  I planned just to use the blocks and no sashing.
> > Well
> > > > that looked too homogeneous  so I made striped sashing with bright
> > yellow
> > > > and a neon green/white fabric.  I am making mini 9 patches as corner
> > stones
> > > > .  It will look so cute!
> > > > My only problem is that, because I have 10 animals I can only do 5
> > vertical
> > > > rows (24" with out sashing and borders) and  4 horizontal rows (36"
> > without
> > > > sashing and borders).  Making the quilts (or wall***s) wider
than
> > long.
> > > > Will this work?  I could add a wider border on top and bottom to
even
> it
> > > > out, but I am not sure if I will need it.
> > > > TIA for any advice you can offer.
> > > > eileen

 
 
 

New twin quilts I'm making

Post by froo » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 21:21:36


It might be a little big for a baby bed, but it sounds like a good size to
throw on the floor for baby to play on!

--
Wendy
http://griffinsflight.com/Quilting/quilt1.htm



Quote:
> Thanks, that's a good idea, too.  I played around with numbers last night.
> I came up with a quilt of 50" X 57"  Not too far off square.  But, a
little
> big for a baby quilt.  Oh well, it will be what it will be, I can't get
> around it without buying other fabric and starting again...although it
> sounds like a good idea.   <BG>
> Eileen

 
 
 

New twin quilts I'm making

Post by Eileen in New Jerse » Tue, 14 Jan 2003 21:51:58


I'm going to take pictures of my progress today.  I'll post them later.
Watch this space!
Eileen


Quote:
> It might be a little big for a baby bed, but it sounds like a good size to
> throw on the floor for baby to play on!

> --
> Wendy
> http://griffinsflight.com/Quilting/quilt1.htm



> > Thanks, that's a good idea, too.  I played around with numbers last
night.
> > I came up with a quilt of 50" X 57"  Not too far off square.  But, a
> little
> > big for a baby quilt.  Oh well, it will be what it will be, I can't get
> > around it without buying other fabric and starting again...although it
> > sounds like a good idea.   <BG>
> > Eileen