16-Patch 60% Done, and Sunburst Scrappy Planning

I took Rico for a very rainy and blustery sheep herding lesson this morning and then decided to take the boys for a nice walk around the campus of Washington State University since we were already all geared up, wet and muddy.

We did 5.25 miles because I knew it was unlikely we’d get a walk later in the evening. We got rained on but it wasn’t too bad.

There is a field that we found a couple of months ago that is isolated and out of the view of the campus buildings, so I let the dogs run loose there while I walk laps. I walked five laps while they ran today, which made up 1.25 miles of our walk.

When I got home I was ready to dig in and start assembling 16-patch blocks when a friend of mine called me. We got to talking about my scrappy KFC sunburst quilt and how I was going to finish it. So I put together a bunch of combos of fabric options for the setting triangles and finally decided that I will go with my original plan.

After I posted a photo of these blocks a month or so ago my brother went on and on about how much he loves this quilt. So I decided I was going to ask him if he and his wife wanted it for their bed. After convincing him that it wasn’t a problem, he finally said yes. So I need to make this for a queen size bed. I haven’t had a chance to calculate how many more blocks I need to make. But I will finish it with the same scrappy blocks and the border as shown.

Here are some of the failed combos:

Before I laid out all these options, I was pretty sure this next one with the sunburst fabric used for setting triangles was what I was going to do, but it doesn’t work for me — it just feels way too busy.

With this lengthy phone conversation and texts back and forth with photos, I didn’t get as much assembly on my 16-patch quilt completed as I had hoped. But I did finish six of the ten rows and that’s pretty good progress. So 3/5 of the quilt top is complete.

Tomorrow I’ll finish the last four rows and then combine the two large parts and call it done. And I can’t tell you how happy I am with how easy and nicely this is going together. All these seams are nesting so nicely and everything is consistent and square. I can’t believe how much I’m enjoying matching all those seams.

Here’s some eye candy…

9 Replies to “16-Patch 60% Done, and Sunburst Scrappy Planning”

  1. I love the contrast between the weather and the immense sunshine of your quilts! They’re gorgeous – I think I love all of the failed combos as well. I agree that perhaps the sunburst is a little too busy but they’re still so lovely and bright and fun – perfect to welcome in the new year!

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  2. In the first picture with the bit of red showing – is that what you plan for the setting triangles? It’s my favorite of all of them, really pretty. Also the blue batik, they are pretty fabrics and calm down the rest , to me, lol. Your brother will love it for sure. The 16 patch blocks top is so pretty! You would enjoy making the scrappy trip around the world 🙂

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  3. I also like some of those “failed” possibilities for the setting triangles. It’s rainy and drizzly in Virginia today and looking at all this Kaffe color is great. With your color sense, you’ll find the perfect fabric for the setting triangles. I can’t settle in to a new project just yet so I’m making masks again! I think we’re going to be wearing them for a long while yet.

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    1. Good for you for making masks. I’ve made so many and have a big pile that are partially finished. EVen though I’m using pretty batiks and KFC scraps for masks, they just aren’t very inspiring to make. But I have a pattern that has a really nice fit and people really like them.

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