November 2, 2010

Doing The Math...

Yesterday I finished the first six blocks of the "Lavender Dreams" quilt...one in each of the six different fabrics I've chosen for the design. Then, it was time to do the math.

The first photograph shows all six blocks, with close-ups of those blocks in the second and third photos. Remember, you can always click on each picture for a closer look, too!
There are sixteen half-square triangle squares in each block...eight 5" squares in the patterned fabric and eight 5" squares in the tan marbled fabric. These combinations will be used to create six 16" blocks in each pattern. That means I need forty eight 5" squares to do all the blocks in each pattern. I've used up eight for each of the blocks shown here, so I needed to count out forty more 5" squares for each colorway.

Bored to tears yet? Sorry. I know. I'm just doing the math.
I made sure that I counted out all the 5" squares before I quit working in the studio yesterday. All are now neatly stacked and waiting for me to go on to the next phase.

I've been taking chances posting this much. So far, Miss Snoopy Pants hasn't seen any of these images yet. I think I'll stop showing you what it looks like in progress now, and will save the next quilt update for when the quilt top is completed and ready to go over to Kathy over at Sandy's Quilt Shop. It's just safer that way. Don't you think?

Today is Election Day. I'm off to vote!

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Kris said...

Oh, Donna - This is going to be one gorgeous quilt!!! Lucky sister!!! I love the colors and the prints!!! Can't wait til it comes home from the Quilter!!! Enjoy!!

Patty C. said...

Beautiful work

Michelle May said...

Math makes my head hurt. Thank goodness quilting math doesn't. ;)
It's gorgeous girlfriend. She's gonna love it!
xx, shell

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hi dona, I just found your blog and its beautiful, your heart desire are so beautiful, very lovely......no match to its beauty...
Hope you have a bit time to peek to me at
http://craftaworld.blogspot.com/
Love
Farah

Jane said...

It is looking good and going to be one beautiful quilt!!
Have a wonderful Tuesday.
Jane

The Rustic Victorian said...

Your work is steller Donna, the quilt will be so pretty. I am off to vote too...can't wait to see the power shift.
Love
Marcie
Ps..love Rubio,,hope you do too.

Michele Pacey said...

love the colours you're working with Donna! it's gonna be beautiful! but best hide it before snoopy-pants sees!

Sherri said...

Donna, what a lovely quilt-I love the colors!!

Tina Eudora said...

I just love it so far, the colors are yummy! I can hardly wait to see it finished!
Tina xo

Beedeebabee said...

Donna, this is looking so PERFECT and sooo pretty! You lost me after the second sentence while explaining "the math"...but then again, usually just the word "math" sends me running and screaming...so you're pretty good!
She's going to love this! I can't wait to see it finished. Have a fun day, sweetie pie! ... P.S. See Donna, I could never make a sane quilt. Not only do my machine and I not get along, but there's math involved too! boo-hoo-hoo-hoo. Paulette ;) xoxo

Createology said...

Miss Donna this quilt is beautiful and soft and "secret" (?). Math does me in when it comes to engineering a quilt. I think that is why I don't do quilting even though I love the fabrics and the results. We have done our voting too! I certainly hope California gets well soon. I wouldn't know where else to move! Happy sewing...

Sarah said...

Just returned from voting myself!
Donna, you are lightening fast, and the work is gorgeous. What a lucky friend! ~ sarah

Patty said...

It's looking pretty darn good so far.

Brenda Kula said...

Which is why I made old-fashioned patchwork quilts for the most part. Easy and not much math involved!
Brenda

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