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Quilt Calculations.

Posted on | November 6, 2015 | 12 Comments

Getting photos has been very tricky of late. Although the days have been warm they have also been windy or wet. Yesterday we had crazy thunderstorms, but in between we had beautiful sunshine. I managed to keep my quilt undercover and took shots in between storm fronts.

Sunburnt Quilts - 2015 (1)

Yes, I had to squeeze in around the plants, but at least the quilt stayed dry.

This very simple quilt was an exercise in maths as I had limited fabric and had to calculate the best way to use it. I can guarantee that there are only threads left now from some very tight cutting.

Sunburnt Quilts - 2015 (2)

Very simple quilting to finish it off.

Sunburnt Quilts - 2015 (3)

The backing was another piece left over from a quilt and with a little white piece added, it managed to fit nicely.

I have no plans for this one so it will go into the donation pile.

We have more thunderstorms forecast for today, but thankfully I do not have to get any more pictures of quilts.

Our garden is really appreciating the rain as we had a very dry time in October.

Cheers, Karen


12 Responses to Quilt Calculations.

  • Carla says:

    Very pretty colour combination ; )

  • Joan says:

    Someone is going to be delighted when they get their new quilt! It’s so rewarding to be able to get a quilt out of those last bits of fabrics! Wild weather it sounds like…yikes! Keep safe.

  • Fiona says:

    the quilt is just lovely… well done for squeezing it out…. we have also had stormy rainy weather… very happy about that

  • sunny says:

    I love the colors – very peaceful. So glad you were able to figure out how to use every inch.

  • Raewyn says:

    Lovely quilt Karen, very effective – and good on you using every last scrap! The photo shoot sounds a challenge :-)

  • Rachaeldaisy says:

    That is such a lovely quilt and will be treasured by whoever receives it. It’s great when you have just enough fabric to finish a project. You were lucky to get beautiful garden photos in between rain and thunderstorms.

  • Beautiful and great strategic photo taking x

  • Mary says:

    Lovely quilt, Karen. You did a great job with the math, and that backing is just perfect. I love a quilt put together from leftovers and scraps. They’re so economical, and make great practice quilt for quilting those hard-to-learn motifs. (I’d love to be able to quilt a straight line.)

  • Christine M says:

    Your quilt looks lovely Karen.

  • Shez says:

    Hi Karen,wow i love this the colours are awesome,what a lovely project made with scraps,well done my friend on a beautiful finish xx

  • Frances says:

    Wonderful quilt. Sometimes it is fun to just work with what you have and MAKE it work one way or another!!! You did a great job with this!!

  • Astrid says:

    I love squares and your quilt is beautiful. Math is not my thing and I hate it when I have to do a tight calculation. Very windy with a few thunderstorms here over the last days too, but we need rain.


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