Monday, April 25, 2016
Plan as you go .....?
It is darker than the small sashing but has some of the same blue ... kind of an all-over non-directional print that will be easy to join at the corners.
Following some good advice, I took the quilt in progress up and laid it out on the bed to see how much I might need to add to make it fit well.
It will probably not need much of a border for that bed other than to make it look finished.
The quilt itself has piecing that is one or two, inch blocks and the small nine-patches are three inches.
I will have to think about the quilting as part of the plan. The stitching won't really show against this print so making a wide border that needs lots of quilting doesn't make much sense unless I needed the quilt to be much bigger.
Laid out here is three inches and I could make it four inches. it might be a bit difficult to mark a fancy quilt pattern on this print but I could do something simple like hearts or a zig-zag. I could probably squeeze out another one-inch strip of that light blue print for an outer border ... with a lot of piecing ... (those scraps have no particular plan to fill).
Maybe all my quilts could have that name.
While looking through my kid-friendly bin, I found a pack of already cut hexagons left over from an I Spy quilt.
I have made three of these, two for family and one as a baby quilt for the friend who is getting the just finished baby quilt. I don't remember which these were left over from as I think one was a bigger size cut.
Anyway, I decided these will go well with the left-over fabric from the last quilt. I like to have some take-along work so have begun to sew these into larger hexagon blocks.
I certainly have enough kid-friendly prints to cut more and my templates were in the baggy with the pieces.
I could also just add a section between each of the big pieces in the end, keeping it take along work for a longer time.
(or sitting in a meeting)
Since this is for a little boy who is already about three or four months old, I don't want to dilly-dally too long. I enjoy the journey but I do have to think a bit about the destination.
(At one point I-Spy quilts become less fun).
I think by the time my kids were six months old they were using words ... some were actually using sentences by then ... so I think this planning has to get moving so I can keep moving too.
Should something begin to look like a UFO ... it is only still in the planning stage.