Hi, I found a lovely quilt pattern, but it warned that it was just a 'suggestion' picture of the final image, and seam allowances were not taken into consideration.
Essentially, everything is made from a square cut into fourths, so you have 4 equal right triangles. When sewn together, the squares need to be 4" on each side.
I'm fairly new to quilting, and horrible at geometry. Can anybody tell me how big I need to cut my squares so that after I quarter them and then sew a 1/4" seam, the completed pieced squares will be 4"?
I hope this isn't that confusing, I don't have access to a scanner to get the picture on here, unfortunately. Your help is greatly appreciated!
That is beautiful. I see all these wonderfully creative quilts and find it so appealing, but when I go to the craft store, the hobby seems so structured and planned. I saw that you said it was "paper pieced." Can you recommend a book or site on that technique?
Oh, how big is it / are the blocks?
Again, it is beautiful and I'm amazed at your creativity! You should be incredibly proud of that quilt, I hope it was very well received at Phoenix Rising!
How great! That lion looks amazing! I've just started quilting and I saw a TV show recently that featured paper piecing but it went so fast it confused me. That site you recommended was great, it cleared a bunch of things up for me!
I like traditional quilts, but what really got me wanting to start quilting were quilts sorta like yours, one big quilted picture. I figure learning the basics can't hurt first, but what do you use when you're designing your quilt blocks? Any steps you take. I have a few sketches I'm trying to turn into wall quilts and I just can't get the proportions right when I begin to sew. Any suggestions are welcomed!
What a great idea! I didn't even know April 6th was designated as such, but I was aware that April is Sexual Assualt Awareness month. Ironically enough, I was raped on April 6th. I really want to make a shirt now, but I don't know where/when I'd wear it. (Business dress at work, I know it wouldn't be 'appropriate'). Maybe I'll stencil a messenger bag or something.
Anyway, lovely shirts and great efforts to support such a worthy cause!
That is beautiful, can you describe the process a little more. Once you "laminated" in packaging tape, you then did what? I'm not putting the process you've described together with the finished product. What brand/type of paint did you use?