Tuesday, January 05, 2010

plusquilttop


plusquilttop
Originally uploaded by laurensh

Does anyone have a pattern for this? I don't really want to use all squares if it is not necessary...

Or maybe my question should be, If the square is cut 2.5 inches square, what are the dimensions of the rectangles?

Any advice on placement - or is this totally a design wall quilt...

13 comments:

Lesly said...

Couldn't you make it a strip quilt? Piece it in vertical rows, so that the yellow "middle of the plus sign" on the top right is, for example, a 2 1/2" x 7 1/2" rectangle, while the piece above it is a 2 1/2" square. That would save on at least some of the individual square cutting.

zarina said...

I would agree with Lesly. In addition, I think we (planning to do one myself) should plan it out on paper so that we know how many we need to cut the squares and rectangles.

Paula said...

Wouldn't the rectangle be 6 1/2 inches?

Not Lucy said...

If the squares are 2.5" the rectangles are 6.5". I made a couple as Lesly described. You have to lay it all out to make sure you get the right pieces in the right places!

cindyquiltsOR said...

I have seen it ... and waited for someone to make it and tell me if it was "manageable" or just a booger to do.

Looks like a fun geometry problem tho!

hetty said...

I agree with 'Not Lucy'. The squares should be 2 1/2 inches square and the rectangle would be
2 1/2 inches by 6 1/2 inches. I'm dying to know if it will work in rows. I would plan it out on graph paper first.

sophie said...

I also saw rectangles and squares when I looked at the photo. I think I'd draw it first based on the number of fabrics I wanted to use, then use the chart to lay the fabrics on a design wall, to confirm I liked it before I started piecing. (If I started on the design wall, I know that my dyslexic self would screw up the tesselating plus signs.)

Rhonda said...

Oh dear....if you made the middle rectangle 9 inches and the outer squares 3 1/2 inches each....wouldn't that work? Maybe don't listen to me.

Libby said...

Can't really help with any of the questions . . . but I like the quilt alot.

Cathi said...

I like that top!! I think your rectangle would be 7.5 inches if the squares are each 2.5 inches.

Morah said...

This is the exact type of question that roped me into 750+triangles....I'd watch it if I were you......

Jackie said...

Looks like you could do this as a four patch quilt which would definitely require the use of the design wall.

Kay said...

Great quilt!
The finished length of the rectangles is three times the finished size of the squares; the finished width of the rectangle is the same as the finished squares. It's easier to think that way and then add seam allowance. Strips would work, but I bet there's a block in there too if you look for it. Either way, you would have to use the design wall or graph paper.