I grabbed my graph paper and sketched.
Off to the scrap stash.
Now onto cutting. I have made quilts of lots of little squares before I knew about the wonderful invention of the grid ruler and boy am I happy I know about it now. This quilt went so quick using a grid ruler not to mention much more precise.
I don't know if other quilters do this but I recommend leaving the little stack of squares just cut in place when cutting the next stack of squares from the strip, this keeps the layers from slipping around.
This skull quilt takes:
216 white squares
34 red squares
35 black squares
It is 15 squares across and 19 squares tall.
Here are all the squares cut and laid out....but there is a little error...can you find it?
Quilting and puzzles, now that's a combo.
OK I'll tell you, in this shot the right eye is off by one row, see how there are 3 rows of white squares on the far right and on the left there are only 2? Well, I fixed it in the piecing.
I sewed the squares together in horizontal rows carefully folding each pair and then stacking them up to bring them over to the sewing machine and then putting them back in order.
Here are all the horizontal rows sewn together. I then simply sewed all the vertical seams together alternating the seam allowances up and down.
Ta-da! I'll keep you posted on what I do for a border for this guy, anyone got any good suggestions? They are most welcome.