You may remember that I mentioned in my Quilting Bucket List, that I really wanted to make the Gypsy Wife quilt…. It’s something that I’d still love to do, but SewMamaSew recently announced the #DYOSampler quilt along (and also a medallion quilt along, if that’s more your style), and I thought it would be a perfect project for me.
I’m planning to do the sampler in red, black, and tan, using my Communique fabric as a starting point.
But the first thing I needed to do for this quilt along was to design my own pattern. So, I got my graph paper out and sketched up a layout for my blocks. If you’re doing this quilt too, and you need a few tips on making your design there’s a great tutorial on the SewMamaSew Blog.
Just like in the tutorial, I started out by drawing in some blocks in random places and sizes. I then, divided up the quilt into piece-able sections based on those squares (you’ll see those areas marked in red) and filled them in with more blocks. I’m pretty happy with this layout, though I will have to do some partial block piecing because of how some of my blocks come together. I can add that as another learning experience from this process.
Update: Using this Layout
I’ve had several requests to use this layout in the design for a quilt. Please feel free to use the layout, and I’d love to see your projects!
You can download the layout here: http://mouseinmypocket.com/2018/01/an-updated-quilt-layout/
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