Sunday, February 22, 2015

Sweet 16 QAL Update

After Sarah showed the quilt she made last week using Crazy Mom's tutorial, I was inspired to start another 16-patch. 


I pulled several different red, pink, and aqua fabrics from the stash, plus a couple others.  I put these together the same way as the previous one, sewing 2-1/2 inch WOF strips into sets of four and sub-cutting those into 2-1/2 strips, then selecting four at random (more or less) and sewing those together into a 16-patch.


In one of the tutorial pictures, the 16-patches were shown on the design wall with the outer setting triangles but the middle part was still open, showing the white design wall beneath.  That gave me the idea to use a lighter colored fabric in the center of the quilt.  I used two DS Quilts fabrics (one a 2011 print and another a 2012), and they seemed to work pretty well together.


It is on the design wall now, ready to be sewn together.  I think it has kind of a vintage vibe, no? 


I may add a stop border in one of the red fabrics, and then an outer border in the darker fabric, same as the setting triangles, to make the quilt a little bigger.  If I don't, though, it's a nice lap quilt size as is.  It will be donated as part of the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge.


Linking to the Sweet 16 Quilt-Along.

13 comments:

  1. I like the quilt a lot! The squares set as diagonals rather than the regular straight squares is a very pleasing design. I wonder if you could explain the acronyms that you used for us newbies (Qal), and (DS) and (WOF).

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  2. Yes, absolutely! QAL = Quilt Along. DS = Denyse Schmidt (a quilter and fabric designer). WOF = the sound your greyhounds make -- no, just kidding! It means Width of Fabric, i.e., when you cut a piece of fabric (off the bolt) across the width of it, which is usually about 42 inches.

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  3. Very vintage P ...I love it. Those colours totally rock .

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  4. Ooooooo.....I like this. Definitely has a vintage/retro feel to it. Feels like the 50's to me. And I think a red stop border will be perfect. You need to stop giving me more ideas!! You know how easily I'm distracted. Was that a squirrel?!

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  5. I love your color combo and the dark setting triangles on the outside and lighter in the center. This is a great quilt and I know whoever receives it will love it!

    xo -E

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  6. Yes, definitely a vintage vibe. Love it!!

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  7. Oh wow! Great quilt and on point!! I love sixteen patch, they are so fun to sew.

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  8. This is simply delightful and delicious! If only there were a couple more hundred hours in a day!

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  9. Very cool! I like the lighter fabric in the center - a nice touch!!

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  10. Love it. The colours are wonderful with the DS. Fabulous, really worked well.

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  11. You've created a very striking quilt with such a simple pattern - I love it!

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  12. Love this one too Paulette! It has a 1940's vibe going on. Great idea to use the lighter fabric in the center!
    WOF - LOL

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  13. Someone will be so pleased to own this beauty.

    WOW can mean white on white, but today it just means Wow!

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