Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Plus One

I couldn't resist one last French General project!!!  This was what was left on my design wall after I made Add It Up.  I loved the negative space and decided I had one more Rouenneries quilt left in me:-)

This was actually a bit harder to construct .  The "easy" approach is just to make 2 1/2" blocks with the background fabric and sew everything together that way.  I didn't want to do that so there was math involved to calculate the size of the background pieces.  It worked out pretty well and I only had to do one partial seam to get it all together.

And now I can add this to my "to be quilted" pile:-)

As promised, the rest is up for grabs.  Get your French General fix here...  There's about 5 yards yardage plus scraps, leftover jellyroll and honeybun strips and more.  Leave me a comment on this post by midnight Sunday, February 16th and I'll pick a winner on Monday.

Check out who else is sewing at this week's W.i.P. Wednesday:-)

12 comments:

  1. This is awesome! Love how those plusses look so easily scattered - very nice! :)

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  2. Love the asymmetrical aspect of this quilt. Much more interesting than just straight pluses. I' love to win your leftovers. I'm planning a quilt as a present and want to do it in reds and neutrals.

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  3. The quilt looks great! I would have done the same. I will take doing some math over adding more seams to my quilt ;).

    Lovely fabrics too!

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  4. Wowza, I love French General. I also love how you added more negative space to this quilt.

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  5. Great solution! Love the plusses with all the negative space! And thank you for sharing your "leftovers!"

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  6. Math? What? =)
    I like that this quilt has uneven empty spaces; it keeps you looking at it!
    Put my name in for leftovers, please.

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  7. Ohhh, I like this one. I also like partial seams, so I don't really understand any aversion to them, but as you know, I'm weird. :D I'd love to take leftovers off your hands!

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  8. I find this arrangement of squares and rectangles into pluses always gives an stunning block. You've used some fabulous fabrics to. this one is super stunning. Thanks for sharing your leftovers.

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  9. What a cute way to use up your extra blocks! Love Rouennerise, thanks for sharing.

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  10. Love your ability to embrace random placement. But then I "know" it is not really random at all. Which is why I marvel at your quilt... ;)

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  11. Ohmygosh--love French General and I am on a "no buy diet"--but winning would be fabulous and help me stay on track (LOL) thanks, Hugs, Julierose

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