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Wednesday, July 27, 2011

R & J Blocks


I've been playing with ways to work up "R" and "J" blocks that I could slip into the Quodlibet Quilt, without being too obvious.  Each of these blocks will be surrounded by a narrow black lattice, so I laid out the left side to complete the Rs.  I want these blocks to be subtle - and with all that is going on in the Quodlibet Quilt - you would have to know to look for them.  Then once you see them, you'll wonder how you could have missed them!  But SHHHHH....don't tell RJ!

As I was piecing away, I realized I had just designed and executed my first homegrown paper piecing project.  I've only done paper piecing once before - and that was with a quilting instructor there to help.

I'm not sure how many blocks to make.  The pattern is for a 57 x 74" quilt, but I need to make it extra long cuz the recipient is about 6' 6".  I own a bunch of quilting books, but none of them say how large a king size quilt should be.  I've seen patterns for queen size quilts ranging from 90-102 inches long, so I'm a bit perplexed!  Am open to suggestions....

Keep quilting!  :)

2 comments:

501 Quilt Blocks said...

Love the initials! Looking good. I've been poking around and this site might help with sizes.

http://interiordec.about.com/od/beds/a/bedsizes.htm

Doris said...

I can't wait to see this quilt come together... I think you absolutely chose the right pattern and incorporating the initials into it is perfect!