Friday, May 10, 2013

Fabric Requirement for Diamond Chain

Good morning all, and a happy Friday to you!

First up, don't forget that all the Sew, Mama, Sew giveaways end today at 5, so if you haven't yet entered those, get going!

And now on to those fabric requirements that I promised you earlier this week. I meant to get them up yesterday, but I burned my hand really badly [reason number 96 I don't like alfredo sauce] so I spent the night feeling sad ha. Anyways!

This quilt uses 20 inch blocks, with 12 blocks total, for a 60 x 80 inch quilt. For that size you will need:

-3 yards background fabric [the cream in my mock-up]
-2 yards for the outer ring of diamonds [dark blue]
-1 and 1/3 yards for the second ring of diamonds [medium blue]
-3/4 yd for the inner ring of diamonds [light blue]
-Backing fabric

****SUPER IMPORTANT NOTE: These fabric requirements were made using the tool in the Threadbias Design Tool that I used when designing the quilt. I am like 88% sure that you will not need that much background fabric, because the only way you can fill in weird spaces in the design tool is by making the background be just a large rectangle that you layer under your design.

Also, these requirements are made for keeping all the diamonds in each ring the same color. If you want a scrappy look, just divide the required fabric amount by how many different colors of that level that you want to use. For instance, if you have 4 dark blue fabrics that you want to use, dividing 2 yards by 4 will give you 1/2 yd of each.

And for even having that little bit of math on my blog this early in the morning, I'm going to deliver happy news too:

Jennifer of Knotted Thread has graciously extended us a 15% to her Etsy shop for this informal quilt-along. Use the code SEWFESTIVE15 at checkout! She has a fabulous low-volume bundle that would be perrrrfect for the background and lots of saturated prints in a rainbow of colors. How great would Notting Hill be in this quilt!

And also, Jennifer is just a super nice person, so make sure you go say hi on her blog and visit her shop. She's living the dream - Hawaii AND opening a fabric shop?! #jealousonthemainland :)

I'm headed to an early meeting - my boss just left for Africa to adopt a baby, and so all hell has broken loose as to what to do for 4 months in her absence. This kind of meeting requires a really big cup of coffee...TGIF!

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