Chopping Up a Quilt
Why would I want to chop up a quilt? Literally, I don't but it is fun to imagine what we can create by chopping one up. This idea came to me while creating my last challenge and not knowing what to do with the final piece. The finished project was not something I particularly wanted to display, so I had the idea of chopping it up for coasters. You can check that blog post out here if you want.
Today, this chopping idea came to me in a different way, for a completely different reason. I began wondering if I could chop up my Wild Flowers quilt and make it bigger, rather than smaller and have a series of quilts to display rather than one single quilt. The original quilt looks like this.
To chop it up, I would cut two smaller sections off each side and leave the middle section larger. Something like this:
From there I could enlarge it - that would be quite simple! Double the size of the background squares (remember to subtract the seam allowance before doubling the cutting measurement, and then add it back on afterward) and double the size of the applique. That would make the middle section 28" x 36" instead of 14" x 18".... or how about 1.5 times to make a 21" x 27" central section. Either would work!
And here is another idea... Instead of having 3 quilts, you could still have the three sections but joined to make one quilt in a window frame. Something like this:
That's kind of cool, but what color would you use for the frame? Light or dark? Here are a few I mocked up to get an idea of which is most appealing.
If you would like to try this with Wild Flowers too, I'm happy to help you with the measurements to cut in whatever size you decide. You can purchase the pattern here: Wild Flowers or sign up for my newsletter to get my special discount on this pattern (only available this week) - sign up below.
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