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quick quilt ideas please

rubywishes

quick quilt ideas please
« on: June 09, 2017, 10:38:15 AM »
I need to make a lap quilt for a dear friend (  :o yes, I have one....just the one!) and I'm looking for ideas. I want it to be fat quarter friendly and not too small in pieces as I am using floral/rose print fat quarters and I don't want to lose the roses too much. I need it to be an easy, quickish pattern as I still have another 3 quilts "on the go".   Lowie, I'm sorta thinking of your avatar?
Any suggestions would be terrific, I've spent ages on the 'net and just can't make up my mind.
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Bernina 710 (aka Bernice), Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!

Lowena

Re: quick quilt ideas please
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2017, 12:20:57 PM »
Yup, that's quick and easy Rubes. It's called "square in a box" and is made from 2.5" squares and 2.5" x 6.5" strips iirc . You can alter the size as long as you keep those proportions.  :)
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Syrinx

Re: quick quilt ideas please
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2017, 14:26:03 PM »
I tend to do big blocks and 9 patches, and have done so successfully with big rose patterned fabric so you don't lose the flowers.

So a checkerboard of 10x10" squares of big florals and a checkerboard of 9 patch blocks (I tend to use plains/small florals/stripes) as it's quick to run up and easy to quilt. The florals mean it doesn't matter that it's not so fancy/tricksy piecing as they are beautiful all by themselves.

BrendaP

Re: quick quilt ideas please
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2017, 16:34:54 PM »
a checkerboard of 10x10" squares of big florals and a checkerboard of 9 patch blocks

The maths would be a lot easier if you adjust the sizes.
9"x9" finished (9.5"x9.5" cut)  for the florals and 3"x3" finished (3.5"x3.5" cut) for the 9patch would work well. 

That is if your FQs of the floral are metric fat quarter metres and 50cm/20" long.  If they are imperial/America FQs and only 18" long you would have to adjust to 9.25"x9.25" cut (8.25"x8.25" finished)    and 3.25"x3.25" cut (2.75"x2.75" finished).
Brenda.  My machines are: Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy, Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940 and Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitch.
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Iminei

Re: quick quilt ideas please
« Reply #4 on: June 09, 2017, 16:43:15 PM »

Now bear with me here....

I know this is single bed size but the principle is the same...

Your feature Rose fabric in middle surrounded by easy, peasy, squeeze the lemons, chill squares in coordinating colours, 3 or 4 depending on how large you want the feature square.



All the colours surrounding the pirate print (fussy cut yardage) were from FQ's.

Nice and easy, nice and quick and you can even QAYG it if you're that way inclined!
« Last Edit: June 09, 2017, 16:45:29 PM by Iminei »
The Imperfect Perfectionist sews again


Syrinx

Re: quick quilt ideas please
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2017, 17:25:33 PM »
Hah, I just like 10" blocks for the easy to make up to lap quilt size (4x5) with no need for a border. That's because I'm lazy and like multiples that are easy to do!

Talking of lap quilts, I really should get on with my spiral geese. I might bail on the hand sewing as I haven't touched it for a year because that's how mlch I hate hand sewing. I may also run out of my fabrics. FPP design I made was supposed to be quick!

rubywishes

Re: quick quilt ideas please
« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2017, 23:44:05 PM »
Thanks everyone. You know.....I've never done a 9 patch  :o so may give that a go alternating with the larger feature blocks.  :)
1980 Janome (aka Joan...she's no nonsense or frills),  Bernina 710 (aka Bernice), Juki TL2010Q,  1917 27K treadle (aka Gertie), 1957 99k (aka Vincent), 1951 99k knee lever (aka Shirley), 1950 99k handcrank (aka Alice), 1927 28K (aka Dora).
....and the dusting and vacuming can wait!