Friday, January 10, 2014

Top done, new ideas

    Due to the weather, I stayed in and finished the Rubiks crush top. Now, I have to decide, Does it need a border? The blocks are 12" each. What do you think?
Top on design wall
    I love piecing the scrap blocks on my treadle. I have been making the 6.5" blocks. I was thinking of trying something else. I found a quarter log cabin bento box type online, and tried it yesterday with my scraps. I was going to make them each 8.5" and they are not there yet. All sewn on the 100 yr old treadle without a blip. What about a whole quilt with them? Three 16" complete blocks across?  Four blocks down would be 64", and three blocks acrosswould be 48". I usually try to keep lap quilts under 60" for batting size sake, as I split a king batt into four. Or should I make it four by four? Is a square lap quilt 64 X 64 manageable?
Not yet the full 8.5" each
    Another block I like is the wonky cross. I saw this on a number of sites, sewmamasew, being one of them. I bought some batik layer cakes from Connecting Threads at the end of the year that these would be perfect for I think. I made a sample to see how it sewed. I think I would make the cross arms thinner. Have to think about this for a lap quilt. Anyone made this? 


Liz said...

I ****love**** the rubiks! :D

Liz K.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Thanks! It could be dressed up so many different ways. The small squares are 2.5" so scraps from jelly rolls could be used. And the pattern is free! I would just sew the small squares differently to keep them even better

Dre_in_PA said...

Bind it two sides purple, two sides black.

Linda Swanekamp said...

Love that idea, will use it. Just need to buy backing fabric.