red letter day plus quilt

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    finished at last!

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    1. suddenly i see 61 months ago | reply

      I love this! is there a pattern available or is it your own design/

    2. Favoritemoment 61 months ago | reply

      Lovely! I've been looking for a pattern too

    3. arajane 61 months ago | reply

      no pattern (at least, not one i used). i saw similar quilts on flickr and made up my own pattern based on what i saw. very simply, this is a dot-dot-dash pattern, where you sew blocks (in short-short-long sizes) into rows and then sew the rows together. it's quite easy to see once you sketch it out on paper. my finished "squares" are each 4x4, so i cut pieces to 4 1/2 x 4 1/2, 12 1/2 x 4 1/2, and a few 8 1/2 x 4 1/2 for the side pieces where the crosses get cut off. make sense? i'm happy to answer other questions about the quilt. this design just makes me so happy!

    4. Favoritemoment 61 months ago | reply

      thanks so much!

    5. suddenly i see 61 months ago | reply

      thanks, it does make sense but sketching it out is good advice. it also just pops b/c your fabric choices are so great/

    6. arajane 61 months ago | reply

      thanks! these are all fabrics from the red letter day collection (plus some solids), one of my all-time favorites!

    7. ImAGingerMonkey 61 months ago | reply

      love love love love!!!!

    8. duzza bear 61 months ago | reply

      Beautiful. Love your fabrics. So sunny!

    9. calasbananas 60 months ago | reply

      fantastic (I found it through Sew Mama Sew!) How many different fabrics did you use?

    10. arajane 60 months ago | reply

      i believe i used 11-12 fabrics, most from the red letter day collection with a couple of robert kaufman essex solids.

    11. calasbananas 60 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much!

    12. love me twice today 59 months ago | reply

      wow!! very very nice : )

    13. Threaded Mess 45 months ago | reply

      I love this quilt!

    14. jkferrie 40 months ago | reply

      What are the dimensions of this quilt? I just have to try it for my soon to arrive baby!

    15. arajane 40 months ago | reply

      44 x 60 inches. have fun!

    16. Amice80 36 months ago | reply

      How much of each fabric did you start with? By the way, I LOVE it!!

    17. arajane 36 months ago | reply

      i wish i could say definitively, but i honestly have no idea! i'm pretty sure i had fat quarters of many of the prints, and some half yard cuts. i know i had a bunch left over when i was done.

      maybe this will help: each cross is made up of one 4-1/2" x 12-1/2" bar and two 4-1/2" squares. so, technically you'd need one 20" x 4-1/2" strip for each cross you made. it looks like i used each print for about three crosses (two for the solids), which you could easily get out of a fat quarter (which is 18" x 22") with a bit left over! so, if you had a fat quarter stack of fabrics that had at least 8-10 prints, you could probably make this quilt (which is 44" x 60"). sorry that's not a detailed answer, but i hope it helps!

    18. Amice80 35 months ago | reply

      That is a fantastic answer! Thank you so much!!

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