Monday, May 9, 2011

The quilty plan

Here is a ROUGH plan for the quilt.

Rough plan for my quilt

I am so tech savvy that I totally designed this quilt in a table in Word. Yeah, major skills. Forgive all the wonkiness. I threw this together to give me an idea how the fabric could all go together.

So as you can see, I chose to go patchwork--but with varying sizes of rectangles and squares--so I can really show off the fabric (Inspired by this quilt). Plus, I think this pattern offers a vintage-y look that matches the fabric.

Did I make the right choice? (Curse my need for validation!)

27 comments:

Meg said...

All I'll say is that when I saw your mock up, the first thought in my head was "oh, yes!"

I am in complete awe of your Word table skills.

Kimberly Ann Petersen said...

Haha, I totally plan quilts like this in Photoshop! I love it! Think it looks great.

Windybrook Spinner said...

Perfection.

Jacey said...

Validated! I think it looks awesome, and I think it will definitely highlight the beautiful prints you're using.

Kat said...

That looks awesome! It will look so great when you have finished it. Isn't it amazing what you can make in word! I am thinking of making a quilt with all my fabric scraps so I can try and clear some of them out. I hate throwing them away.

Kenoshia said...

A table in Word? Nice! It looks great.

crymson said...

It would be hard to make a bad quilt from such fabrics, but this pattern will be fabulous.

ali said...

looks great! well done :)

Chancy said...

I think it will be awesome!

Erin said...

It is going to be stunning and I will be insanely jealous. Happy?

sula said...

Yes yes yes! This is wonderful, a perfect match of pattern & fabric! I'm so excited for you!

It passed my trusty quilt squint test, too. My one little wonder is the coral-pinky squares. I think it was a really good move to not use that fabric for one of the big squares, but at this scale at least they draw my eye right to the space between those three in the bottom half of the quilt. That may not be a bad thing, I just know I am super insecure about laying out quilts and always looking for another pair of eyes. Forgive me if I am being too forward, my dear!

(Aaaaand with that, I've just taken one more step towards becoming my mother.)

Stacy said...

I really like it... great combination and I like the varying size if blocks. Can't wait to see your progress!!

Emma said...

Not having a clue about quilting (but wishing I did) I can safely say that I am a fan of the design!
Good luck - I can't wait to see the end result. The things you make... I'm in awe!

mel said...

If you like making this quilt and are interested you should totally come to the Salt Lake Modern Quilt Guild, I get so inspired seeing what these amazing quilters whip up and I think you would fit right in!

https://www.bigtent.com/groups/slmqg

Carolyn said...

Love the choice that you made! It's going to look great!

Things to Do said...

This is going to look awesome! And big ups for your amazing word skills!

Simply Bike said...

This looks awesome, I'm majorly impressed that you're setting out to make that. S.

caknitter said...

Lots of cool colors. I can already picture the finished quilt at numerous summer picnics.:-)

inspiredcyclist said...

You've got mad skills in Word, quilting, and knitting! The quilt is going to be cozy, comfy and stunning!

knitseashore said...

It looks great -- the colors are all balanced and evenly distributed, and that's about all I know for quilting. :)

Hope you are getting some good bike rides in!

Nantucket Dreams said...

This quilt planning talent/skill is terrific! I love the layout and can't wait to watch s it comes together for you

Sue said...

I like! .), said the one eyed smiley. Ok, just thought the one eyed smiley was cute. This quilt i'm sure is going to be beautiful when done.

Rachele Alpine said...

Love, love, love! I can't wait to see it done!

Elisa M said...

I can barely add a chart to word...you are good! Oh and the quilt mock up looks great. You must come to NOLA and we can craft and ride bikes and eat food. Yes!

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

I think it's absolutely awesome. The fabric arrangement looks great, can't wait for the next progress report.
PS I can't believe you figured out how to create that in a word processing table, amazing.

Amander said...

My favorite part of this whole post is that you did this in WORD. Love you, dear Kara.

anniebikes said...

I think the blocking will work well with the fabrics that you are using, and will not be too difficult for a novice. Have you considered adding a 3" border? It would frame this style of quilt quite nicely.