Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Loulouthi Tiles {Cutting}

Loulouthi Tiles button Loulouthi Tiles is a quilt pattern designed to showcase large-scale prints.  There are several sizes available for you from baby to queen.  I'm using Anna Maria Horner's new Loulouthi collection, but you can use any fabrics!

Here's what has been posted so far:
1.  Versions & Design
2.  Fabric (with links for Loulouthi Tiles Bundles)

Today:  Cutting!

Prewashed and ready to cut!  I'll be making the large-sized Loulouthi Tiles quilt, just so I can incorporate all my favorite Loulouthi prints.  But, I'll give you cutting information for all 3 versions now so you can have at it! 

There are many different sashing pieces, so I suggest that you pin same-sized sashings together and label them with a bit of masking tape.  Just write the sashing size and/or quilt section on the masking tape before sticking it on the sashing.  That will save you time at the next step.  I recommend Kona Snow for sashing, since it matches Summer Totem in Tart.   Since I don't have quite enough Kona Snow, It'll be about a week before I'm ready to move on to piecing.

Oh, and don't forget to prewash your sashing!

::Baby Loulouthi Tiles::

brown lines indicate sections for construction

Prints
  • Cut (1) at 14.5" x 20.5" from Summer Totem in Tart for large picture frame tile.
  • Cut (1) at 17.5" x 11.5" from Framed in Citron and Coreopsis in Sugar
  • Cut (1) at 11.5" x 11.5" from remaining 8 fat quarters
Sashing
  • 2/3 yards required for sashing.
  • Begin by cutting (4) 1.5" strips from selvedge to selvedge (approximately 43"). Pair up strips in sets of 2.  Sew these strips together at the short edge to make 2 extra long strips (approximately 85" x 1.5").  Trim to make (2) at 49" x 1.5" for the outer vertical sashing edges.  Use the extra length after trimming to make (2) at 23.5" x 1.5" .
  • Cut (4) more 1.5" strips from selvedge to selvedge.  Trim to make (4) at 41.5" x 1.5" for long horizontal sashing segments.
  • Cut (2) more 1.5" strips from selvedge to selvedge.  Trim to make (6) at 11.5" x 1.5" for short sashing throughout the quilt top.
  • Now Cut (2) 2" wide strips from selvedge to selvedge.  Trim to make (2) at 20.5" x 2" for picture frame sashing.  Use the extra length of each piece after trimming to make (2) at 17.5" x 2".

    ::Medium Loulouthi Tiles::

    brown lines indicate sections for construction

    Prints
    • Cut (1) at 14.5" x 20.5"  from Summer Totem in Tart, Summer Totem in Strudel and Clippings in Cherry for large picture frame tiles.  From same fabrics also cut (1) each at 11.5" x 11.5".
    • Cut (1) at 17.5" x 11.5" from Framed in Citron, Framed in Sea Glass, Curated Bloom in June and Coreopsis in Sugar.  From same fabrics also cut (1) each at 11.5" x 11.5".
    • Cut (2) at 11.5" x 11.5" from:
      • Hugs & Kisses in Apple 
      • Coreopsis in Lime 
      • Coreopsis in Moss
      • Curated Bloom in Patina
    Sashing
      • 1 1/4 yards required for sashing.
      • Begin by cutting (10) 1.5" strips from selvedge to selvedge (approximately 43"). Pair up strips in sets of 2.  Sew these strips together at the short edge to make 5 extra long strips (approximately 85" x 1.5").  These long sashing strips are for the longest stretches of sashing on all 4 outer sides and horizontally through the upper middle of the quilt.  Cut these strips to:
        • (3) at 71.5 x 1.5" (use the extra length after trimming to make (3) short sashings at 11.5" x 1.5")
        • (2) at 61 x 1.5" (use the extra length after trimming to make (2) at 23.5" x 1.5" for sections A3 and C2)
      • Cut (2) more 1.5" strips from selvedge to selvedge.  Sew them together at the short edge to make 1 extra long strip (approximately 85" x 1.5").  Trim to make (1) at 53.5" x 1.5" for section A1-A2.  Use the extra length after trimming to make (1) at 29.5" x 1.5" for section C3.
      • Cut (3) more 1.5" strips from selvedge to selvedge.  Trim to make (3) at 35.5" x 1.5" for section B.
      • Cut (3) more 1.5" strips from selvedge to selvedge.  Trim to make (9) at 11.5" x 1.5" for short sashing throughout the quilt top.  Combine with the (3) short sashings already cut for a total of 12.
      • Cut (1) more 1.5" strip from selvedge to selvedge.  Trim to make (1) at 17.5" x 1.5" for section B1.  Extra length after trimming might come in handy in the case of any sashing mistakes!
      • Now Cut (6) 2" wide strips from selvedge to selvedge.  Trim to make (6) at 20.5" x 2" for picture frame sashing.  Use the extra length of each piece after trimming to make (6) at 17.5" x 2".

      ::Large Loulouthi Tiles::

      brown lines indicate sections for construction
      Prints
      • Cut (1) at 14.5" x 20.5"  from Summer Totem in Tart, Summer Totem in Strudel and Clippings in Cherry for large picture frame tiles.  From Summer Totem in Tart and Clippings in Cherry also cut (2) each at 11.5" x 11.5".  From Summer Totem in Strudel, also cut cut (1) at 17.5" x 11.5".
      • Cut (1) at 17.5" x 11.5" from Framed in Citron, Framed in Sea Glass, Curated Bloom in June, Curated Bloom in Patina and Coreopsis in Sugar.  From same fabrics also cut (2) each at 11.5" x 11.5".
      • Cut (2) at 11.5" x 11.5" from:
        • Hugs & Kisses in Apple  
        • Hugs & Kisses in Candy
        • Coreopsis in Lime 
        • Coreopsis in Moss
        • Curated Bloom in Fun Blue
      Sashing
        • 1 2/3 yards required for sashing. 
        • Begin by cutting (12) 1.5" strips from selvedge to selvedge (approximately 43"). Pair up strips in sets of 2.  Sew these strips together at the short edge to make 6 extra long strips (approximately 85" x 1.5").  These long sashing strips are for the longest stretches of sashing on all 4 outer sides and horizontally through the middle of the quilt.  Cut these strips to:
          • (4) at 83.5 x 1.5"
          • (2) at 73 x 1.5" (use the extra length after trimming to make (2) short sashings at 11.5" x 1.5")
        • Cut (2) more 1.5" strips from selvedge to selvedge.  Sew them together at the short edge to make 1 extra long strip (approximately 85" x 1.5").  Trim to make (1) at 53.5" x 1.5" for section A1-A2.  Use the extra length after trimming to make (1) at 17.5" x 1.5" for section B1.  With the excess that still remains make another short sashing at 11.5" x 1.5". 
        • Cut (3) more 1.5" strips from selvedge to selvedge.  Trim to make (3) at 35.5" x 1.5" for section B.
        • Cut (4) more 1.5" strips from selvedge to selvedge.  Trim to make (4) at 23.5" x 1.5" for section A3-A4 and section C2-C3.  Use the extra length after trimming to make (4) short sashings at 11.5" x 1.5"
        • Cut (1) more 1.5" strip from selvedge to selvedge.  Trim to make (1) at 41.5" x 1.5" for section C4.
        • Cut (5) more 1.5" strips from selvedge to selvedge.  Trim to make (13) at 11.5" x 1.5" for short sashing throughout the quilt top.  Combine with the (7) short sashings already cut for a total of 20.
        • Now Cut (6) 2" wide strips from selvedge to selvedge.  Trim to make (6) at 20.5" x 2" for picture frame sashing.  Use the extra length of each piece after trimming to make (6) at 17.5" x 2".
        Ok, that is a LOT of figuring.  Until I have a PDF ready at the end, you may want to copy and paste your figures into a document so that you can print it out on your home computer.

        Happy Cutting!

          7 comments:

          1. I'm not participating in this quilt-along...but what a great job on the instructions! They look so easy to follow.

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          2. It's great to see how you fussy cut the large motifs on the fabric. With the sashing it will be beautiful

            It's also really cool to see this pieced so it isn't so "square square square square" but rather, the eye moves across the quilt and finds lots of interesting angles to light upon. (Know what I mean?)

            Well done -

            All the best - Chris

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          3. Totally know what you mean. I've cut all my fabric prints - now for the sashing...

            P.S. You all know you can tell me if my directions don't make any sense, K?

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          4. I got all excited and totally jumped the gun and finished my top over the weekend. I love it a lot. Thank you for a super pattern, Rachel! I'm going to wait for your quilting suggestions though (I want to to be as pretty as possible).

            You can see it here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/thestitchinghour/5852458135/in/photostream

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          5. The 2 big sashings for the middle section aren't long enough. I cut them at 73", but if they're the same width as the entire quilt, shouldn't they be 85" like the other 4 strips? This is the only thing holding up finishing my top.
            Thanks!

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          6. Elena, The 73" sashings are for the vertical outer edges. The math seems to make sense from here, but I'm actually piecing mine now! If there are problems, I'll be the first to confess!

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          7. Cut up everything! Made a few substitutions, opting for the darker accents of purple and grey colorways, passing on the pinks, a little heavier on the teals. It's fun to play with color. You've really inspired me in that direction this year, Rachel! Will post pix when I get a bit further.

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