Tuesday, March 11, 2008

My Couch Quilt




This is a quilt I made for myself a couple of years ago. I picked out the colors so it would go with my couch but I sleep with it on my bed every night (along with one other quilt, two comforters and four other blankets- I'm very cold at night...OK...I'm cold all the time). It is a quilt-as-you-go just like the ones in my book but I did the cutting a little differently. Instead of doing one cut at a time I made all of my cuts at once- as you can see some of the cuts don't go all the way across the block.

Here is a cutting diagram for the first six cuts- there are actually 10 cuts per block, but I ran out of room in paint when I was creating this diagram- but you get the idea anyway. It's much more of a pain in the butt in my opinion than the way we do it in the book, but it looks closer to a crazy quilt to me.

3 comments:

MMM said...

I like the fast method better. I can get all my cuts made is just a couple of hours! Pretty quilt, just too much work for me, lol, <----(lazy quilter) =)

Madpres said...

I did this with my first FQF, you know, the one I just finished binding.

Rachel said...

That is so beautiful! I am not a quilter, yet. I have some t-shirts that I would like to make into a quilt and with the next few weeks free...it should be done in the next several years. :)