Wednesday, March 3, 2010

wip wednesday... rural jardins

Wednesday, March 3, 2010
i fell for rachel's scruffily quilt right away
how could you not?
it probably didn't help that it was in hushabye
and we all know how i feel about tula pink...

well since i just finished this top a few days ago...

i decided i needed to start my scruffily quilt
so what fabric?
then it all came to me...
rural jardins print layer cake
+
rural jardins woven FQ budle
+
rouenneries scraps
=
heaven

{ all french general by moda }

i started hacking into my brand new fabric


and this is what i have so far...
{ sorry for the late night.. low lighting.. bad angle.. quilt is too big to layout anywhere else photo.... }

so the question is.
what size?
rachel's was 6 blocks by 6 blocks which is about 57" square
i'm thinking 7x9??
or 8x8??
any suggestions...

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37 comments:

Angela said...

I vote 8 x 8... very cute!

Erica said...

I am working on the same quilt but with Verna and was also wondering what size would be best. I was leaning towrads 7x9 but I look forward to see what everone thinks.

Debbie said...

I think 8x8 also :) I have that tut on my to do list!!

MandMStudio said...

I vote 7X9! Lovely quilt:)

Quilt Mom said...

Pretty quilt Julie, I would do the 7x9 because everyone in my family is tall! But for us average height people 8x8 would be great! So I guess I am saying to make it the right size for whomever will be lucky enough to snuggle under it!

Laurie said...

I like the 8x8 size - it lends to the square blocks. And it's big enough to cuddle under :) I like to be able to wrap myself in like a cocoon and this size would do it! Very pretty - it almost looks nautical?! Nice job once again!
Laurie

Crafty Mama said...

I vote 8x8 too.
I just did that same quilt for my son. I laid his out 5x7 but that's for a 7 year old. ☺

angela said...

Nice! I would go 8x8 - the whole square with squares thing.

Natalia said...

I say 8x8 too! I'm really a sucker for square quilts. :)

Katie B. said...

Love it. I recently finished a quilt top using Rachel's tutorial in Simple Abundance. Just need to figure out the back...

ANudge said...

I vote for 8x8 too. Your fabric choice is fab. Going to be a favorite quilt, I'm sure.

Cara said...

8x8 would give you a very nice snuggly throw! Big enough for two or one full cocooned.

Shawn said...

My 7x8 after washing and drying measures 66x72. I like 7x8 or 8x9, I seem to be in the minority, but I like rectangular quilts. I love your fabric choice!!

Tracey J said...

another 8X8 vote...

and I love this!

I have been eyeing the woven FQ bundle since it was released (I already have a layer cake)... but I didn't know what to do with it. Perhaps I do now. :)

Leslie said...

8x8...you get more bang for your buck so to speak

Blue Is Bleu said...

I'd go 7x9. Love the colours of Rural Jardin.

Heather said...

I am so in love with the French General fabrics, they are all too gorgeous. I love what you did with the fabric! I would do a 7x9 layout, it’ll be nice and long that way, perfect for the couch or a twin bed. I was up sewing late the other night too, we should be neighbors, we could sew all night, it’d be fun :D

Jan said...

I've done several of these for gifts. I kept them at 5x6 and they're perfect for naps, or casual throws. My hubs LOVES his, in Authentic.

Brittney Harmon said...

Beautiful!!!

rachel griffith said...

well let me cast my vote then...
i'd go 8x8.
course i'd addicted to square quilts.
like it pains me to even think about making a rectangle quilt.
ewww.

so now that i've showed the world that i'm a dork...
seacrest out.

~melissa p. said...

WoW!! Love your quilt!! Rachel's scruffily quilt was the quilt to inspire me to start quilting last fall. I used Glaze by 3 sisters for mine hoping to finish by Christmas, but no. I got it done in January. It was so funny to see this post because I have mine laying in the floor in front of me. I just got done ordering the backing fabric. I will be taking it to the quilter next week. Oh, I can't wait to see my first quilt finished!! Yours too!! I made mine just the way it says in her recipe. I am just going to use it for a throw. Sorry such a long comment.

Patty said...

I definitely think that 8X8 is a good choice.

Rachel said...

I made mine 6 x 7, and it's the perfect size lap quilt.

http://southernquilter.com/2009/09/scruffily-snippets/

KarrieLyne said...

I made mine 6 x 8 and I love it!! Perfect to cuddle up under, even for those that have longer legs :)

Love your fabric choices!!!

Mary said...

I am a huge fan of the scruffily quilt . . . it was the first quilt I ever made! Mine is 6x7, but I really wish it was longer. I vote for 7x9. For me (at 5'5") I think that would be the perfect fit to cover my feet AND tuck under my chin - very important for quality TV watching :-)

Dianne said...

8x8 is my vote...I'm a symmetrical kinda gal! Can't wait to see it develop!

Mishka said...

Great to have you on Quilter's Daily too.

mascanlon said...

Oh my fabric hasn't come yet...this is wonderful Julie!

quiltcetera said...

I say, the bigger the better! Looks gorgeous Julie, these are perfect fabrics for this pattern.

Sherri said...

I love your Rouenneries quilt...and your new project is going to be wonderful!

Sandy said...

I'm clueless as to what size to go with, but I love the fabric choice.. and now you know I read your blog today (and everyday) so proud of you Jay bird!!

Micki said...

I think 8x8 also. I love your choice of fabrics...very pretty!
Micki

Christine said...

Love all that frenchy fabric!! I vote 7x9. I like a quilt that completely covers me up :) Christine

Gale's Goodies said...

No kidding, just today on the way home from work, I was thinking about the version of this quilt I am going to make with my Make Life layer cake. I have 42 squares which would make it 6x7 at the most. I am considering adding larger borders to make it bigger. Since you can quilt it yourself on your frame--go for a larger size!

Jeni said...

Hey I just made a scruffily quilt! I am new at quilting so I get so excited...and boy am I addicted!!! I LOVE the fabrics you choose to do it in...I don't know them but need to look for some.

Have fun!

Brad Herman said...

You photography has gotten a lot better on this site. Did you get a new camera? how about a post on that.

Quilt Nut said...

absolutely love it!!