Monday, November 30, 2009

Who Knew? Sudoku?

Sudoku for quilters. Yes, that's right. I'm sure many of you have seen some of the quilting patterns floating around out there (or you could just buy a Sudoku puzzle book, cheat by going to the back of the book where the puzzles are already solved, and substitute the numbers for fabric). All you need are 9 FQs. Cut them into 4-1/2" squares and play, play, play. It's best to have a swatch of each fabric selection numbered so you always know what fabric #1 is, etc. My grandson even helped with arranging the last two blocks by putting the fabrics in the right spots according to the numbers in the pattern. He loved it! Then add sashing and borders as desired. Easy, peasy.

This quilt is going to my friend and neighbor, Nancy. During one of our group quilting/sewing get-togethers, I admired a knitted cable afghan she was making. I can't knit to save my life. Once done, she gave it to me! How sweet was that! So I'm making her a quilt the size of the afghan she knitted to return the favor. I know her bedroom is in blues and her living room is in browns. Hence, the color scheme that I came up with. I think the fabrics play nicely with each other. I just have to put the final blue border on it and then I can sandwich it and quilt it. This is a really quick quilt to make, easy enough for beginners, and I highly recommend it for instant gratification and a way to use up some of those FQs you have languishing in your lovely stashes. Yes, you know who you are! LOL! :o)

I'll post a final picture once the quilt is completed.

A fellow FQ stash hoarder,
Suzy

1 comment:

quiltmom said...

HI Suzy,
I just ordered a book from Martingale books called Sudoku Quilts.
I bought it for a friend as a Christmas gift because she loves puzzles. They had a big warehouse sale and the price was only 5 dollars. Perhaps they will offer it again.

Your quilt is lovely and I am sure that your friend will love it.
Warmest regards from a Western Canadian Quilter,
Anna