Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Another Puzzle.......Solved!

I seem to be stuck on puzzle quilts.  Last February I finished my "Puzzled in Provence" quilt, and Chrissy thought the pattern was a perfect match for her son, Zach, who is 12.  I started looking on-line again for the pattern, and found a downloadable jigsaw puzzle pattern at About.com, created by Janet Wickell.  She conveniently included sizes for a 9-inch block, which was perfect (45 x 63 pieced top). 

This quilt was so easy to cut:  3-1/2 inch strips cut into 9-1/2 rectangles and 3-1/2 inch squares.  It is absolutely essential that you lay out the quilt on your design wall, however, to make sure the interlocking "pieces" are correct. I finished it to 55 x 73 using 5-inch red star-print borders.

Zach's Puzzle Quilt

It's on the long-arm this morning, and should be done this week.  Almost all the fabrics I used came from a huge bag of "leftovers" that were on the Peddler's Table at VCQ Celebration last month (pick what you want, pay what you want.....I left $10 for a bag of pre-cut strips, squares, ends, etc., all in patriotic fabrics....).

I seem to be stuck on puzzles this year:  the Provence quilt, my Sudoku wall hanging, and now this.  Is there a message there....or am I just trying to bring a little order to my universe?

Today it's back to my "Salt Air" fabrics; I'm still playing with block design, and need to get a few more finished so I can experiment with layouts.

I'm going to link up with Jo at Jo's Country Junction for her "Try it on Tuesday" post.  Head over there and see what everyone else is working on.

Just a reminder:  there are only two days left to view and bid on the auction quilts for the Virginia Quilt Museum's "Little Quilts, Big Talent" fundraiser; go to www.benefitbidding.com, and check out the Auction page for VQM.  All proceeds go to benefit the Museum.  Thanks.

Have a great day........Kathy


Hilachas said...

I love puzzles too and I love your quilt. Have you made the "Outfoxing the Fox" quilt? I'm going to go look for the one you used.

Connie said...

What a great quilt and I can see why you would have to lay it out first! Thanks for sharing!
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Cherie said...

Sounds like an interesting way to get fabric!
Loving the pattern of the quilt =D

I'm hosting a new swap over at my blog if anyone is interested please pop over for a look =D