It was unanimous to do the Variation design!! I will show some more of these layouts in different sizes and different colors at the end to give you some more ideas and help you decide what size you want to do :)
|This is the 4 x 4 block layout so it would measure 68 x 68|
So I sat down and worked out some fabric requirements. Now, the fun of this quilt-a-long is that you can make the size quilt you want with the fabric you want. So don't get overwhelmed when you see these fabric requirements, I am just trying to give all the options for everyone!!
|I know this is a little small. You can click on it to see a larger version :)|
Okay, so here is the key to reading this little chart :)
SIZE is the appx size of the quilt when put together. This does not include borders! If you want to change the size around a bit to make a desired size larger you can always add some borders to make it the exact size you want.
BLOCKS are the row x column layout of the quilt in blocks.
The next 3 columns are the different ways to pick your colored fabrics - Only use 1 Column!!
#5" Squares - This is if you want to do a scrappy version of the quilt. The number of squares listed in the size you want are the number of 5" squares you will need to put your top together.
Pre-Cut Needs - If you plan on using pre-cuts (which this is designed around for convenience and will be what I use) this is the list of what pre-cuts you will be needing.
Yardage in Inches - So this one is a little trickier but not bad. Each number is the total number of inches you will need. However, you will want to get these in several different prints, right. And you also need to remember that you will be cutting 5" squares so you want to keep your purchases in 5" increments. So I figure an example is the best way to show how to use this.
If I were making a 4 x 4 layout I need a total of 120 inches. Now I want to decide on how many different prints I want. Lets say 8. So I divide 120/8 and get that I need 15 inches of each print. That is equal to 5" increments so boom! I would get 15 " or 1/2 yard of 8 different prints. For the sake of things not coming out perfect, lets say I wanted 7 prints instead of 8. I would divide 120/7 and get 17 1/2" inches of each print. Obviously, the 2 1/2 inches extra will do me no good. So I can either get 20 inches of all the prints and have some extra or I can get 15 inches of 3 prints and 20 inches of 4 prints and just have some prints slightly more used than the others.
I hope this makes sense. If not, please do not hesitate to email me and I can help you figure out exactly what you need :) I like doing that kind of math :)
Sashing Needs - Regardless of what kind of way you want to get your colored fabrics you will need to also purchase the sashing requirements for your desired needs. I will probably go with a solid but you are welcome to pick any sashing you like. Just make sure it will contrast :)
So . . . . Did that all make sense??? If not, don't hesitate to email me. Now, as I mentioned before, Burgundy Buttons is hosting our little Quilt-A-Long!!! Yippee Skippee for Burgundy Buttons!!! Leah has agreed to give 10% off your total purchase for your Quilt-A-Long supplies. Simply add the following code to your order before checkout.
So as promised earlier, here are some of the layouts :) Leah, over at Burgundy Buttons is also working up some designs featuring collections she has in stock and I will be adding them as soon as she has them finished. Just to give you some ideas of what you can put together :)
|This is the 2 x 2 block layout so it would measure 34 x 34|
|This is the 3 x 3 block layout so it would measure 51 x 51|
|This is the 3 x 4 block layout so it would measure 51 x 68|
|This is the 4 x 5 block layout so it would measure 68 x 85|