Monday, March 19, 2012

dilemma.......

I have a dilemma.  I miscalculated on how much yardage I'd need to make an 80x80 quilt (for a wedding present) with 4'' equilateral triangles.  I have been sewing them into horizontal strips about 80'' wide, and now I realized that it's only going to be 80x60 with the material I have cut/sewn.

Hubby says, ''Perfect.  Throw it together.  Be done with it''.  That just won't work for me!  An 80'' wide and 60'' long quilt just will NOT do.  I could probably get more of SOME of the fabrics, and I do have a little more of most of the solids.  Only 6 rows are actually sewn together.......  hmm, I guess I could go see what I CAN get more of and work rows of those materials with the solids between the rows of the one's with all the fabrics......  Or I could do a sashing/border treatment of some sort?  Ideas anybody?

edited to add:  so, I have 15 horizontal rows, each 80'' long (wide).  One idea is to sew them into groups of 5 rows, with a 5'' solid strip between them.  solid/triangles/solid/triangles/solid/triangles/solid - possibly?

3 comments:

  1. Oye! Isn't that frustrating? I would say listen to hubby, but if I were in your position, I would do what you are doing. :) See, what you DO have and hopefully that'll make it big enough that you could add a border. Let me know if I need to go fabric hunting for you and keep us posted.

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  2. How about taking 20" off each row and joining those bits to make more rows so the quilt becomes a 60" wide and 80" long?

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  3. Oh boy, I hate when that happens. And it just happened to me. The triangle quilt I just made was just too small (I only had so much fabric), so I wound up doing some borders. Good luck! I do love the fabric combos.

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