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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Design Floor Tuesday - 2/28/17

I've been spending most of my spare time (other than bedroom renovations) working on the owl quilt. 

I layed it out this morning to count how many more hexies I need to finish the bottom row and fill out the top when it gets attached.

I know you said not to play with the papers, Momma - I'm just holding it for you

The magic number is 12. If I just add the 12, the half hexies to top and bottom and trim the sides straight then the quilt will be 70" square. It doesn't appear square to me yet, despite my model's best efforts.

My dilemma is if I want to leave it square or add another couple rows to top and bottom to get it to be rectangular.

I've got 27 inches of fabric left so I am sure there is enough fabric left to keep adding hexies.

Momma says I'm a poser.
I say I'm practicing to be a spokescat.

Adding the hexies is not the actual dilemma but the concept that the center will always appear rectangular cuz it's a different color. I am currently wishing I had put a single row of a different fabric across the middle of the top and bottom borders just for the effect of drawing the eye up and down the neutral center. There is NO way that is happening now, I'll just file that idea for another quilt.

Momma also says I'm a pretty boy.
And I agree!!!


Missy Shay said...

Will the quilt be for the bed or a lap quilt? As long as it works for wherever you will put the quilt, I don't think it matters if it is square or rectangle. I love your quilt and your model!

Ruth said...

It is a beautiful quilt! Cat on top of it is cute, too.

Janet O. said...

Bleu must have been a calendar cat in a previous life!
Wow, Sarah, you are SO CLOSE to a finish on this.
Nothing wrong with a square quilt!

margaret said...

the turquoise really sets your quilt off wonder if you are still pondering or have you decided what size to do it. Such a poser Blue is I agree he would be wonderful as a calendar cat I wold certainly buy it.

Chantal said...

Wow Sarah, the quilt looks gorgeous. Doubly wonderful because of your model. He is such a stunner. I think you are stressing about the quilt being square! Just like Janet O says, there is nothing wrong with a square quilt. It is a very balanced quilt. It is a work of art. I really love it!

Julierose said...

this is so beautiful--have you thought about appliqueing it to a larger piece and then trimming out the center? i am doing that with my snow Flower one..will machine applique it--all pinned right now and as soon as my dang back lets me, i will begin on it...one of my UFO's for my list...hugs, Julierose

Pamela said...

A great quilt and such a pretty boy for a model!

Denise :) said...

Both cats look good on this quilt! :)