The votes are overwhelmingly in favor of a tutorial for the Calico Rose quilt. And, as this blog is about to pass the milestone of five years of existence, a quilt along might be a good way to celebrate!
Let’s do this!
First, I have a few more questions–would you like to create a full bed quilt or a throw? The Calico Rose pictured here is 49 blocks and finishes at 96″ square. That is a big quilt. And a lot of pieces–about 2500 of them. Trust me. I know this is a lot. However, we could do that. And you would have a big, beautiful quilt to show for it. And there is something truly inspiring about directions that start “Cut 2000 2-inch squares in your choice of colors.”
We could also think smaller–say a throw made out of 9 blocks and that same pieced border. It would be about 48″ square. .
Square works best for this design and odd numbers of blocks in the rows/columns, too. That does restrict options a little. We could make one with 25 blocks…that would be about 72″ square. That is similar in size to a Fading Charms quilt, which I have on a full size bed here at home, and it works.
Or, everyone could just do their own thing.
I want this to be fun, and I want you to be happy. I know it is impossible to please everyone all the time, but it would be nice to please some of the people at least some of the time…Please, let your voice be heard.