My photos from the Vermont Quilt Festival have been scattered between three computers, and I need to be in the same place with all three computers in order to get them condensed into one flowing blog post.
It’s not easy! but I think I’ve got it down!
I wanted to take a moment and thank and congratulate those quilters who submitted quilts from my designs into the show. It was just so awesome seeing your work up close and personal, turning the corner and coming face to face with quilt designs we’ve come to know and love so well, each with your own twist on them.
They are like familiar friends, made with different fabric, but cut from the same cloth!
I loved this beautiful Smith Mountain Morning from Scraps & Shirttails II.
Lesley calls her quilt Stars in the Woods!
And she won 2nd place!
Hello, Texas Tumbleweed!
Pattern from MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders!
Charlet Sherman calls her version First Ten Years.
Great job, Charlet!
Easy Street by Shelley Beyer!
Pattern also found in MORE Adventures with Leaders & Enders.
NOT SO EASY Street!!
I love it Shelley, congrats!
We also had quite a bit of show & share happening after our lunch breaks on our workshop days!
The first couple of days we even took a “field trip” to outside for our show & share unveiling because the weather was oh, so nice. And since my visit to Sacramento a few weeks ago, I do believe that quilts are best photographed in natural light, and outside is wonderful as long as it is not raining, humid, or extremely hot.
I LOVED seeing what you made and brought to share!
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I’m in the studio today.
I’m book writing today!
The hardest part about pattern writing? Figuring out just how much yardage any quilt will take if not made from scraps. It’s mind numbingly excruciating on my brain.
It goes like this…count the number of neutral 2.5” squares in this pattern. Let’s say there are 640 of them. How many squares per 40” strip? You can get 16 2.5” squares per 40” strip ((This allows for selvage trimming)) How many strips will it take to get all 640 if you get 16 squares per strip? 40 strips. 40 X 2.5 = 100 inches of fabric. 100 inches divided by 36 inches = a bit over 2 3/4 yards. So I’d say 3 yards for just that one cut.
And you do this for EVERY SINGLE SHAPE in the quilt –how many half square triangles down a 40” strip? How many rectangles, quarter square triangles, etc.
Yep. Yardage hell. But I’m there.
Quilt-Cam on THURSDAY evening 9pm Eastern!