Monday, January 17, 2011

Design Wall Monday - 1/17/11

On my Design Wall this morning is the beginnings of my Wonky Town quilt.






This is my UFO for Judy's UFO Challenge.  I would like to finish the top by the end of January.

The houses are ones that I won in the Block Lotto last fall and I'm making trees and the letters, "Wonky Town" to finish the quilt.  I saw this quilt that someone had made and I thought it was SO cute!

Make sure you check out Judy's blog to find out what everyone else is up to this week.

Also...MATH ALERT...MATH ALERT...MATH ALERT

I was asked by someone how I figure how much fabric I use when doing applique.  I'm not sure how you guys do it, but I'm a math buff, so I have fun with it.

A yard of fabric is 1512 sq in (36"X42").  I figure out how much I used.  For example if I cut out three shapes on three rectangles of about 4"X6", that would be about 12"X18" of fabric or 216 sq in.  I divide 216/1512 which is 0.14 yard.  Then I keep that in my spreadsheet and report it on Sunday!

15 comments:

katie z. said...

I love the background colors. Hope your night went well.

Kathie said...

Love the wonky houses and trees, will be fun to see this one done.

SpinningStar said...

This will be a cute town! Love it! Liz

Sue H said...

Your town will be adorable. Wonky is good! Thanks for stopping by my blog & my wonky settings! Sue

Angie said...

I love everything about this quilt so far... great colours!

scraphappy said...

What a great quilt that is going to be. Letters are so fun on quilts.

Chris said...

I am glad you noted there was a math alert. I am allergic to math so I took a benedryl before reading further LOL. Must be why I stay with social sciences.

Vicki said...

I am doing house blocks for an exchange next month. Those blocks are adorable!

Alycia said...

Love your design wall. Glad you like math!!

Kate said...

Very cute wonky blocks. It's going to make up to be a great quilt.

I calculate my yardage usage the same way you do (especially when using scraps). It works really well.

Jennifer said...

The wonky blocks look great - you are making good progress on your UFO. I measure my fabric the same way, but round to the nearest 1/8 yard because I figure the rest usually winds up in the scrap bins and I don't count it again when I take it from there.

Quilter Kathy said...

Very fun project! That's a great UFO to work on :)

dq said...

Ok Tamera, I am so JEALOUS!! I joined the block lotto after seeing the wonky house month. I LOVE LOVE LOVE house quilts. Anyway, I will enjoy watching your little village grow.

P.S. I also loved the trees we did in Dec and really wanted to win them.

Thanks for joining the Dorinda Mystery. My first block is on the drawing board and may appear this week.

Bailey said...

Super cute Wonky Town!! Love it.

Lori said...

oh no, a math geek!! I am NOT a math geek. have you noticed how many math geeks quilt? And are in a "numbers" job. Accountants and the like.

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