This may have been briefly shared when I was guest blogging, but I think it’s grand enough that it deserves it’s own post here!
This is my Sudoku quilt made from Kate Spain’s Central Park collection. The concept is easy – take 9 fabrics. Each fabric represents one number on your Sudoku board. Each block will contain only one of each fabric…and you place that fabric based on the Soduko Puzzle – so you end up with one square of all nine fabrics in each block, row and column!
I really enjoyed this approach because it took the guess work out of where the fabric should be placed! It didn’t matter if there was a blue next to an orange in block #1, if block #6 required it also (per the puzzle) then that is what I did!
The blocks are 5 inch squares. (Perfect for charms!) The sashing in between blocks is simple 1.5 inch strips with a 2.5 inch border around the outside edge of the blocks – then a 4.5 inch border around the whole thing (I did that to make it a little larger!) The result is a nice sized lap quilt…and this one is backed with minky! It required 1.5 yards of minky (no piecing the back!) and the quilting looks soooooo cool on the back. (and the front too!)
Speaking of quilting, I sent it to Joanna of Designs by Laura Jo to do the quilting! She gets my complete and total recommendation!!! She worked with me to make sure every detail was just right – and she was fast too! (Granted, this was before her super busy pre-Christmas season…still she was fast!) If you need something quilted, contact her!
Okay, now for the first time ever, I also put on my binding completely with my machine….and the result is okay. I am still a fan of hand binding, BUT this was way faster and I felt it was so much more secure with the minky. My friend, Heather, has a really detailed description of her binding process here. I think that if I continued to do this, they might someday look as good as hers!
So there ya have it! My Sudoku Quilt….that won’t actually be mine since it’s a gift. I hope you have a fabulous week!!!