Design Wall Monday 12-08-14

The Interlocking Circles (Beachside Bungalow by Kim Brackett) quilt top is finished.  I decided that an outer border would be too distracting, so this is it.  The quilt top measures 58″ x 69 1/2″.

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The quilt was inspired by this batik fabric and a Robert Kaufmann jelly roll.

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Does anyone but me get a bit frustrated at quilt yardage requirements that leave you with huge amounts of extra fabric?

This quilt calls for 2 1/2 yards for the background, 7/8 yard for the setting triangles and 5/8 yard for binding – a total of 4 yards.  I had 2 yards of the batik, and after deciding on this pattern I ordered another yard – a total of 3 yards.   Out of the 3 yards of fabric, I sewed all the blocks, cut all the setting triangles and had enough left over to cut the binding.  I rarely buy extra fabric for the binding for this very reason.

This week’s goal is to finish machine quilting and binding a couple small wall hangings.

Linking up with Judy’s Design Wall Monday.


8 thoughts on “Design Wall Monday 12-08-14

    1. Marlene Post author

      This sound like Goldilocks and the 3 Bears. 🙂 I want the option that is just right. Thank you for stopping by.

  1. Lee

    I agree with your excess yardage frustration but I guess some fabrics may shrink more than others and/or require more selvage to be trimmed off than a batik normally requires. Those things combined could decrease usable fabric, I guess, and I’d certainly be ticked if I had too little! I like the strong graphic of your quilt.

    1. Marlene Post author

      I really don’t mind that much if I have a lot of background fabric left over, but it is another story if it is a large print focus fabric that I bought for one specific project. For the most part I sew quilt that have sharp contrast which makes it interesting when it is time to decide on quilting thread color. Thank you for visiting.


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