I want to make a quilt from scratch to finish in November. That would entail deciding on a pattern, hunting for fabric, cutting and piecing, joining the quilt top, quilting, binding and finally gifting it.
Phew! That’s a lot…
So lets see where we stand as of the 1st weekend in the month. As of now, the quilt pattern is more or less decided. It will be a combination of a 16 patch block alongside 4-HST blocks to create a saw-tooth star. The 16 patch to form the centre of the star.
Basic inspiration comes from here and here. The colour combination comes from Missouri’s latest blog post here. However, I will be making it a different size(both the block and the quilt). I will be making alternate 16 patch and 4-HST blocks and then arranging them to give the effect of the saw toothed star.
Next step in the process is Quilt Math. I love doing quilt math and instead of buying a pattern for this (not sure if it is out there somewhere for the size of quilt and the size of block I want. Also, the Missouri course is for FMQ and not making of the quilt itself), hence have decided to just wing it.
The quilt will be a gift for my cousin and his wife who have planned their wedding lunch later this month. Its a sort of destination wedding at a beach side location. So am assuming, it will be cumbersome for them to carry a full sized quilt across the miles, all the way home. I will post it to them, later at a more convenient time when they are back at their new home.
But my lofty plan remains intact…complete the quilt by month end. I keep saying that again and again to myself as it seems a daunting task from where I stand. For the quilters that complete multiple quilts a week/month, I am happy for you but it just doesn’t fit into my lifestyle. I have a day job that I love, a kid to teach who is now in middle school and a home to manage. So only weekends are Quilting time.
Tagging this to One Monthly Challenge for November.