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Saturday, January 23, 2010

What is a 10 to ? (ten to what) quilt

A quick post to let you know I'm still waiting for my computer to be fixed. I designed a new "10 to ?" (ten to what) quilt and will be posting the instructions as soon as my computer is home. My daughter's work computer doesn't have photo software on it and I can only be on this computer for a brief time. I don't want to get her in trouble by me using it.

What is a "10 to ?" quilt? It's a pattern that starts with a batch of 10 inch squares and winds up as a quilt block by cutting the squares, mix them up, sew them back together, cut again, mix them up, and sew back together again until the block is formed. Sort of doing the blocks backwards. This current 10 to ? quilt uses only two fabrics. For a test of the design, I made a small baby sized top but the pattern is easily adapted to larger sizes. It would be the perfect design to make a quick cuddle quilt, a quilt of valor, a charity quilt for xmas, or a quilt for an hour project. Oh, and of course, a last minute quilt for a baby shower. My test quilt was made from 30 squares. Fifteen each of two different colors if you would like to start searching for some scrap fabrics to give the quilt pattern a try.

I sure wish I knew where I stored the other 10 to ? designs. I know there were at least 3 others I designed. Hmm.... maybe on webshots? Oh well, if I can't find the others I'll just do them over again.

I'll be back again as soon as my computer comes home.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

this quilt design sounds very interesting. I hope you get your computer fixed very soon! I miss your posts. Jeanie in MO