In the summer of 2011, when I was first discovering what it meant to quilt, I went on a summer-long shop hop. During the shop hop I found oodles of fat quarters from the French Laundry line. I bought them, thinking I would do something with it for our family room.
Before I took my Basics Class, I attempted to make a quilt using these fat quarters. It was disastrous. No, it was. I threw the thing away and signed up for the class. Since then, the smaller stash of fq's sat there taunting me. Then I bought this itty bitty pattern called Triple Dip.
|The Tv table before the runner... and minus all that dust.|
On screen: Wuthering Heights with Laurence Olivier
But it was too itty bitty. 39" in length is fine, but 13" width was too skinny. So add two rows. Easy? Not easy. Mental math was never my strong suit. It really isn't. But, I remember 5th grade math. If you can't figure it out in your brain, draw a picture. This is the sketch I created on my iPad. It helped me understand how many squares I'd need.
|And the runner! I like how it turned out...|
|Oh lordy, quarter square triangles! You can see from this bird's eye view, that qst's aren't my best block...|
|I love the back. And look, fairly straight lines.|
|and my made-by tag.|
and the finished look:
|On screen: The Lavender Hill Mob with Alec Guinness|