This is the box of fabrics that I am currently pulling from for the Passacaglia quilt. I think I have the whole rainbow there! Making progress but nothing new to put on the wall for awhile as I am doing the cutting, ironing, glueing steps right now!
This top is almost done. I just need to add a yellow border and then a green/purple flower fabric border. It will be about 40 x 90 when done, enough for a cot. I didn't bother to try to find a specific arrangement or attempt to put colors next to each other but did twist the blocks around so they weren't all going in the same direction. Just too lazy!!
I saw a quilt on Scrap Quilter Enthusiasts on Facebook and loved the look of it. It is a variation of the Tumbling Blocks quilt -- Ill call it a box in a box It looked like she cut the individual pieces but looking at it, I decided you could do it in 2 color strips. I grabbed a piece of paper and decided how each 60 degree triangle was made and saw that you could do three strips sets and then cut the triangles using a 60 degree ruler.
The hexagon triangles were:
5. light/dark and
You could make these combinations with three sets of strips: 1 + 4, 2 + 5 and 3 + 6.
These are the three strips: dark/medium, light/medium and dark light.
These are the resultant triangles cut with a 60 degree ruler.
I used 2 1/2 inch strips which should result in blocks about nine inches across. I have literally tons of 2 1/2 inch strips already cut at my other home and will for sure make some of these quilts as they are super easy to put together and have a stunning look I think!
I spend at least an hour every day working or cleaning out my stash before I allow myself any playing with blocks or cutting the pieces for the Passacaglia quilt.
I want this quilt to look more scrappy so will use shorter strip sets -- 22 inches wide instead of the full width of the fabric as I do like variety and much prefer a scrappy look!
Like many, I look at Pinterest and Scrap Quilters on Facebook for inspiration and then I try to find an easy way to construct the quilts. I have been collecting a lot of 4-patch designs and recently half square triangle designs. So many make complicated looking blocks when they are easy. I play around with Electric Quilt to figure out the block and piece sizes and occasionally a color arrangement. The temptation is always to just figure I am finished when I get a decent design using the software!