Now that February has hit and life is.....well.....I guess I can't say life ever slows down, BUT now that I'm MAKING time for life's other pleasures :0).... I am dedicating the month of February to a Quilt-a-long.
In January, my Math 8 students completed their quarter project incorporating Geometry by designing a quilt pattern. This is the fourth year where I have turned one of the designs (the top voted design) into a finished quilt.
The name for this quilt will be Raven Stars.
This is a three-color quilt. I will follow the colors of my student's design: White, Black and Purple. I bet Red, White and Blue would also be a great choice!!!
White: about 2 3/4 yards
Black: about 1 1/3 yards
Purple: about 1 1/2 yards
These measurements DO NOT include any borders, and are slightly padded to allow for WOF (width of fabric) differences. Connor's design (my student) did not include borders, but I am certain I will add (at a minimum) a simple little border. The measurement of the quilt center (no borders) is 60"x70".
In addition to the fabric and the standard rotary cutter and rulers, a few specialty rulers will be used in my instructions.
(LEFT) The EZ Angle ruler and (RIGHT) The Tri-Recs rulers. The Tri-Recs rulers come as a set and most quilt shops carry them or you could always try online as well.
My time frame hasn't been completely established yet, but I am gearing towards a step per week, with each step needing 1/2 - 2 hours. Therefore, this will most likely venture into March, as well.
Who's game??? I promise not to guilt any of my regular followers into this....promise! I know all about having too much on the plate, but for me, this is a project that needs to be done anyway, so why not share it and see if anyone else wants to join in??!?! :0)
If you're game; grab the button and grab your fabrics! The cutting directions will be posted Wednesday, February 9.