Jovial quilt - Finished 11/15/2011
Making another quilt from the Fat Quarters Cut-up book. It is a Crazy 4 You but with varied cuts so there are two sets of block shapes instead of just one. These quilts are made by stacking 14 fat quarters alternating light and dark fabrics, cutting them into 9" squares and them making 2 off center X cuts through each stack, one from side to side and one from top to bottom. This makes 4 stacks from each square. The top left stack is left as is; on the top right stack the top fabric is moved to the bottom; on the lower right stack move two to the bottom & on the bottom left stack move three. Piece the blocks as they now sit. Rotate and arrange the 56 blocks into in 8 rows of 7 blocks each. I hope these beautiful holiday theme fabrics will be all the more interesting this way! The best part about this quilt is that there are no points to match until the last step of connecting the rows. Fun to make but deciding how to arrange the blocks can take someone like me a long time with lots of trial and error!!Aug 02: Cut fat quarters into four 9" squares
Aug 03: Cut the stacks and start piecing them back together
Aug 07: Finish the 56 blocks and trim to 8" squares
Aug 08: Layout planned and rows done
Aug 17: Took the rows apart back down to blocks & rearranged them. I just did not like what I had before.
Aug 22: Been planning the layout for several days. Main top is back together again!
Aug 23: Added inner border. Waiting for black print fabric for outer border.
Aug 25: Border fabric here. Quilt top finished.
Aug 26: IQ pattern will be Sandy's Hex Curves on Point to match the snowflakes.
Sep 19: Prepared the backing.
Nov 04: Quilted.
Nov 15: Bound.
Dec 25: Sold to Joanne.