Monday, June 25, 2012
love...Mamie Blocks...Fabric and Cutting
The blocks in the inside of my quilt are 6" finished and I needed 72 blocks...my border blocks are 3" finished and I needed 80 blocks. To change the size of your blocks you're going to cut the size of your squares today the finished size you want plus 1 1/2"...so my blocks are 6" finished I'm cutting my squares 7 1/2"...we're going to use Billie Lauder's method of making these 9 patches and we'll end up with 2 from each combination we sew...it's lots of fun! She has a great video online if you want to check it out...I just Googled Billy Lauder's 9 patch. OK, so enough chatter from me let's get down to business...
For my size quilt (which is 68" X 74" finished) you will need to cut..72- 7 1/2" squares...you want 36 to be dark to medium in value and 36 light to light medium in value...you just need a bit of a contrast...as you can see in mine I used the different colors in some blocks as my contrast because it's hard with 30's to get a real difference in value.
You will also need to cut 80-4 1/2" squares...40 need to be dark to medium and 40 need to be light to light medium in value.
I'll be back Wednesday to sew these blocks together! Have fun!