My life right now is all about the word blitz. If one project has a blitz, then 2 more must also have them. At some point we numbered the blitzes, but then they overlapped and it got all messy.
Anyway, I have blitz on the brain. And a desperate need for a new quilt on my bed for the spring. So I have decided to blitz one of my king-sized WIPs.
Here are my stashbuster winnings from earlier this year.
So I decided that I would use all of these FQs in one project. I am making a YBR for my bed. A king YBR requires 48 FQs and I got about 30 in the winnings. So I went through my stash and pulled from every milk crate and added.
If possible, I cut one yard. Half a yard was placed aside to help piece a back. The remaining half yard was cut into 2 FWs. One FQ was added to the pile. The other FQ was cut into 2 9.5 strips and one remaining 2.5 strip.
The YBR will be an oversized king. A king has 12 blocks per row and 12 rows, so 144 blocks. However, you make 160 blocks and have leftovers. So I decided to make the rows 13 blocks long. OK, that leaves me with 4 blocks left and I'll use those in the corners.
I then found a red fabric for the inner border, binding and backing. I'll make the rows and columns to piece the top, add a 3.5 border all the way around, and then make the outer border the 9.5 strips from above. The 4 leftover blocks will be the 4 corners.
The quilt is going to be huge - 141 by 132. Yes it's wider than it is long; that's what I need.
So I had 48 FQs. I sorted them on the color spectrum. And then grouped them into groups of 4. Each group made 40 blocks (lap sized on the pattern).
I then copied the pattern, spliced in an additional column and made a copy.
And that leads us to today. Today I broke the quilt into 10 pieces.
Then I cut it apart.
Next up is starting the sections. The first goal is the center: sections 5 and 6. These 2 sections have no borders. I can use leftover backing fabric to start cutting borders for other sections.
I went through the blocks and made a pile for section 5 and another pile for section 6. I was able to start sewing section 5 together.
Finish sewing sections 5 and 6
Prep backings for 5 and 6
Sandwich backings for 5 and 6
Bonus: Start quilting