I fell in love with this (I saw on this Dreamworthy Quilts post). I decided it would be a great pattern for a summer quilt. I even liked the colors, but eventually went with a bit more blue and green. I also decided to use multiple fat quarters for the blue, rather than having a single fabric throughout the quilt. (Hmm... this is starting to sound like my cooking recipe adaptations.) I wanted a chance to incorporate the beautiful blue fat quarters my sister gave me for Christmas. Fat quarters, picture and calculations in hand, I went fabric shopping.
The original design is all squares and HTS. So easy. But I mulled over my aunt's and Mom's ideas. I pulled out some crayons to color in the picture I had printed and their suggestions started to grow on me. When I later showed it to a couple of quilting friends, they agreed as well. So, if I abandon the HTS, and instead cut the fabric in squares and sashing as it appeared in the picture, I could stretch out the blue fat quarters to do the new color design. (Because I refuse to abandon the blue.) Added bonus - fewer seams would make a lighter quilt.
Nothing like deconstruction a pattern to put it together in a completely new way. I spent an evening crunching numbers and tracing it out on paper to verify my calculations. I needed to double (and triple) check before I started cutting anything, but it looks like it will work. The good news is, I will certainly have enough of the other material I bought.
|Original layout, my first plan|
another option, my aunt's/Mom's idea
Oy. So more cutting for test blocks. We'll see what grabs me. Opinions are welcome!