Thursday, December 31, 2020

Full Stop

 I have a challenge quilt planned for this year.  It is called Full Stop and the theme is punctuation.   Check out an inspiration video related to punctuation here.  I haven't chosen all the punctuation marks yet, but January is going to be a hashtag. 


It is going to be a random length row by row quilt.  Each month I will make one row of the quilt, and post directions.  Because all of the punctuation marks are going to be sized differently and I just don't want to try to make all the rows work out to the same length, the rows will be randomly sized and then background fabric will be added to either end to bring each row up to the same size.   I am going for a nice staggered layout with a modern flair.   My target size will be a large lap quilt of about 52 by 64 inches.  It will be quite easy though to make the quilt larger or smaller by adjusting the number of rows or blocks.   I have worked up a clip art mock up of the general idea above.   Because it is a scrap quilt, I can not give you fabric requirements.  I am planning to work in solids this year and use a variety of greys for the background.   I have the first row done and the directions for that will be posted tomorrow.   

16 comments:

Sara said...

Sounds like fun!

ButterZ said...

That’s a bit of a different idea.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Could be pretty cool - watching to see how it evolves. Thanks for doing RSC again this year, Angela!!

Julierose said...

Fascinating idea; sounds like a challenging piece...
HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours, hugs, Julierose

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

That does sound like fun! I'll enjoy giving it a try!

Ramona said...

I’ll follow along!! How fun!!!

Jennifer said...

OH WOW! what a fun, and different block! can't wait to see... now to brainstorm how i might like to do mine. (def participating in THIS this year!) thanks!

Angie said...

Fun idea! I look forward to seeing how you translate punctuation marks into quilt blocks.

Kathy S. said...

After my last post of making my goal to have more finishes than starts I should avoid this quilt, but I just can't. I'm IN! What's a few more blocks per month eh? LOVE it!

I also love the new RSC button! I'm ready to put 2021 on my site and say goodbye to 2020 -- whatever that means...

Vivian said...

Ooh, love this idea! I think I've seen the "&" sign as a pieced block somewhere but that could be an applique option too. Looking forward to trying RSC this year!

Jennifer said...

This looks like fun!

gayle said...

Oh, fun!!!

Laundered Cotton said...

My 2-inch scrap drawer is overstuffed AND it's my only size already bagged by color, sew I think it's a sign ;-) A rainbow sister's choice quilt it is! I'm going to go with a single background probably plain white muslin. Thank you for the inspiration!

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