Here it is in comparison to a full block folded in half. It's big, huh?
In the last post about this quilt Rebecca Grace of Cheeky Cognoscenti asked what size I want the quilt to be. (Thank you, Rebecca Grace.) That's not usually my first consideration but I get around to it as I lay out blocks. In this case, asking that question was really important because I have more than 40 blocks and will add sashing. So I spent some time this week calculating size options with the blocks I have. (The blocks will finish at 9 1/2" which means they'll measure 13 1/2" on the diagonal.)
I thought about making the sashing narrow (above) so I could use more blocks but I decided I like the wider sashing better. (In the photo above you can see that overly-large side-setting triangle on the left.)
So I'm back to wider sashing and fewer blocks which will make a twin-size quilt.
Don't those side-setting triangles look great? (The ones in the photo are just whole blocks folded in half.) I think the quilt wants them. . . . But I'm not sure I want to make them. If I choose this layout and use pieced setting triangles I will need to cut and piece 19 more side setting triangles! And I'll have 12 blocks left over. Decisions, decisions.
Once again I have to get these blocks up off the floor because my grandbabies, daughters, and son-in-law are coming to visit. On Friday. How much can I get done by Friday? I know I can't cut and stitch 19 side-setting triangles AND cut sashing and cornerstones AND sew them all together. If only I didn't
On another topic, there's still time to link up to Quilty Inspiration #1. Or come back on Sunday and link to Quilty Inspiration #2.
I'm linking up to
WOW at Esther's Blog
WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
Let's Bee Social #92 at Sew Fresh Quilts