Welcome, welcome, welcome to Round 15 of the Old Red Barn Co. Quilt Along!! I'm so honored to be hosting a second time, the first being Round 9~Ticker Tape Quilts!
This is ANGLED FRAMES!
(1) 4 ½” x 12 ½ ” rectangle for the center and (20) 4 ½” x WOF (width of fabric) strips. Total fabric is 2 1/2 yards. You can have 20 different strips or four of five different fabrics or two of ten different fabrics...combos are endless!
I mean come on...these triangles are too big and too good to toss. I'll show you a few ideas of what to do with them in my next post but I'm sure you can come up with something awesome yourself!
Cut between stitch lines. Should be 1/4" seams right?:)
(this photo is the next step!:)...you can do it on the table or on your cutting mat with your straight edge. I'm just lazy!
Repeat quarter turn putting right sides together sew and trim right side of center for strip C and repeat along bottom for piece D. Now you have “framed” the center! Basically all you are doing is making a huge rectangular Log Cabin block!
I didn't bother ironing the top until I finished! I just made sure the seams kept working out from the center.
Whatever way I stitched the angled seam I made sure to keep it in that direction when stitching the other side so they would iron flat on both sides.
I have only quilted one of the tops. I hand quilted with #8 perle cotton starting from the center rectangle and working my way around and around. It was soooo quick and I'm sure would be even quicker with the sewing machine!
This top has two strips each of six prints from Doglandia and four strips from two colors of Fusion Mist.
Twenty-three strips make this top because the center is a little bigger. I didn't want to loose some of those great flowers and a few of the strips weren't quite WOF...cause I had used a bit of them for something else. Go figure!:)
I especially love how this one turned out. It is all from Moda's Hearty Good Wishes. I made this for my Dad-in-law. It has 21 strips and a small square for the center. I didn't go around evenly so the square isn't in the center.
With the above I want you to notice the contrast with that very light lower right corner. I don't mind how that looks but if that's something you may not like then make sure your last five or six strips are darker. I'll use a darker binding for this....it's the next one that needs finishing!!:)
Here is one for all of you with TONS of Fat Quarters, eleven FQs to be exact. Eleven FQs cut into four long 4 1/2" wide strips each for 44 strips. Sewn together just like the long ones. I used 45 strips cause I messed up and stitched two pieces backwards...twice!
Lastly are a couple of baby quilts. The one in the middle is above. These used 10 (on the left) and 10.5 (on the right) strips. I sashed the larger center square of the top on the right so that's why it took a bit more. Such a great quick way to make a baby gift!
These are just a few examples of what you can do with Angled Frames. My mind just reels with all the other ideas I have for this top.
What if you make it and then cut it in half at an angle and add a strip then turn it and do the same thing...and do it again a few more times?!
What if you make the top then cut it into a bunch of squares rearrange, sash and sew back together?
What if you sewed two different tops and cut them into squares and mixed them up?
What if you only used four fabrics?
Did I tell you once you cut your strips you can sew this top together in less than 1 1/2 hours?!
Oh there is so much more I could say and I would like to tell you the reason Angle Frames came to be in the first place. I'll tell you that story and show you some things made from the bonus HSTs....next post.
Bonus Half Square Triangle units. What can you make with them?
I hope you play along with us. Let's see your fabric selection and progress shots at
Old Red Barn Quilt Along and of course your finished top!
Any questions ask here or on the Round 15 discussion at ORBC and hopefully I can help!:) But this is so easy....I'm sure you won't have any problems at all...except picking fabric!:)
Thanks for playing and tell your friends!!
Oh...and the gang at ORBC want you to post in Instagram... #angledframes or #ORBC ....do it!:)