Alright so Ive REALLY wanted to make a quilt for the longest time... and I think Ill give it a shot before I go off to FIT next fall - so I can bring a quilt I made with me! I found a quilt block pattern that I absolutely love - here - http://www.quilterscache.com/B/BoxQuiltBlock.html
So... the beds at FIT are normal twin beds. I drafted this idea based on a pack of FQs I found online here - http://www.keepsakequilting.com/productdetail/2288.htm
- Cause I could make 36 blocks from that amount of fabric. The finished quilt would be 79" x 79" - but its sooo close to twin sized that I want to add something to the top and bottom to give it extra length (I read online that a good twin sized quilt is about 75" x 98" - and allow for about 5% quilting shrinkage). So other option is, I just splurge and buy a half a yard of each fabric instead of a FQ. In that case, I think I might skip the 6th row of blocks, widen the sashings, and add wide harlequin borders (like on the quilt block page). But heres the dilemma... I really like the fabric, but Im not sure if I like it enough for my dorm room. Which I pretty much want to be very colorful, but neon colorful. So... I might just go for some other fabrics. Same 7 shades - red, pink, yellow, orange, blue, green, purple - so at least this pattern would still be reasonable.
Also if I finish it (IF - cause this will likely be one of my kicks that Ill never finish), Im going to pay someone to quilt it for me nicely on a longarm machine thing. Cause I do not have the patience to quilt it after piecing it. I got a rotary cutter and board for xmas - and I really need to put it to use! Plus I got an amazing brand new massive insane huge Singer sewing machine/embroidery machine that I have yet to have tried yet! I hope this isnt too daring for a first attempt. Ive been sewing for years now, and Im pretty damn good at it. But Ive only ever made a couple of simple quilt blocks before.
But yeah. What do you think of this color arrangement? Actually I really do think Ill go with a black main fabric and neon rainbow colors. Its much more me, and the black wont get so dirty. But I still really do want to make one using those FQs... maybe after this one ill make a smaller one using em!