Here are the blocks on the design wall; I've already starting attaching the sashing.
The setting triangles that will fill in the sides and corners of the quilt are cut from squares that are larger than the finished quilt block. For the side setting triangles each square will yield four side setting triangles because the square is cut on the diagonal twice. The squares that are cut for the corner setting triangles will yield two corners.
There are two simple formulae for cutting setting triangles. The formula for side setting triangles is:
Finished size of block x 1.41, round up to the nearest 1/8" and add 1 1/4"
The formula for corner setting triangles is:
Finished size of block x 1.41 / 2 and add 1/8", then round up to the nearest 1/8"
This means I will need 14" squares for the side setting triangles and 9" squares for the corner triangles.
I used to struggle with this formula because it is based on decimal whereas quilt measurements are fractions. So what is an eighth of an inch when expressed as a decimal? The following list provides the measurements in 1/8"s and multiples thereof expressed as a decimal!
1/8" = 0.125
1/4" = 0.250
3/8" = 0.375
1/2" = 0.50
5/8" = 0.625
3/4" = 0.750
7/8" = 0.875
I keep a little chart pinned to my bulletin board. I include the 1/8" measurements along with a list of finished block sizes and the size of squares required for side & corner setting triangles.
I've finished the bag for my secret tote bag swap partner. Here are a few quick pictures of the finished bag.
Back of the bag with zippered pockets and beaded zipper pulls
Front of the bag
Side panel with appliquéd grasshopper and butterfly &
side pocket with appliquéd butterfly
Close-up of grasshopper
Other side with appliquéd butterflies on panel and pocket
Inside the bag
I sure hope my partner likes her bag. She has left some comments on the Flickr page for this swap that would lead be to believe that she will be happy!
Until I post again, happy sewing!
It's great to see all the lazy punk blocks laid out together - the finished quilt is going to look amazing! Your tote bag looks fantastic - I love the lime green zebra print and all the little bugs that you have added here and there :) Your partner is going to love it! Natalie xReplyDelete
Thanks Natalie. Hopefully today I'll get the Lazy Punk quilt top finished so I can show it tomorrow! I was pleased with the bag. The Noodlehead 241 tote bad pattern is great and very easy to make.Delete
I have seen these steampunk blocks on other blogs, but yours is the most inspiring by far! I love the range of fabrics you are using. And the toile! Great work!ReplyDelete
Thanks Monica. These blocks are so much fun to make and they are so fast and easy. It is great to combine fabrics that you might otherwise not have put together!Delete
Someone is going to be thrilled with the lazy punk quilt. I am looking forwardReplyDelete
to see how you are going to quilt this special one.