MSQC's lattice pattern. It is available through their online tutorials and in an issue of their Block magazine. The original pattern calls for a layer cake, but had you cut it into 5-inch squares before cutting the blocks in half and adding the lattice strips. I modified it by simply halving the 10-inch block and adding the lattice strip. It is the same effect but with bigger pieces. The finished size of the quilt top is 65 inches x 74-1/2 inches.
I had really wanted to use a solid aqua or turquoise for the lattice strips. I looked at my local quilt shop, but couldn't find a solid to match the fabric. I knew it would be really difficult to match fabric ordering on line, so I just went with the cream. I think the finished product looks really nice, but I think the colored strips might would have been a bit more striking. But, then again, who knows. It might not have worked at all.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The quilt top ended up being 68-1/2 inches square. The hardest part (aside from deciding what pattern to use in the first place) was knowing what size to cut the borders. I think it ended up okay, but having the setting triangles with the bias to the outside is not the best idea. I measures several places across the quilt and came up with an average, but there was a good bit of easing to do to rein in those bias edges. They looked pretty wavy before I added the border. Hopefully it will quilt out pretty flat. Tomorrow it is headed to the quilt shoppe to get quilted.