Adventures in the life of a gorram nerd

Recently, I purchased these fat quarters from the Sylvia Collection by Lotta Jansdotter. I had 4 white and 4 black and 1 that I was hoping would read as in between. I liked that each of the 4 prints had an inverse, since I’ve been playing with inverses lately.

Lotta Jansdotter Sylvia Collection black and white fat quarters

Some sketching and math later, I came up with this block. I was able to get 16 squares of each FQ which make 16 of those blocks, which is a lovely number in quilt.

Lotta Jansdotter Sylvia Collection black and white fat quarters half square triangle HST HSTs B&W Excel

This design that I sketched using my super fancy software (that may resemble Excel but definitely isn’t… shhh…)

Lotta Jansdotter Sylvia Collection black and white fat quarters half square triangle HST HSTs B&W Excel

When I got the fabric cut and the HSTs sewn and laid out, the fabrics read busier than I was planning on and the design gets lost. The other problem is that the fabric that I wanted to read as in the middle was reading as black.

Lotta Jansdotter Sylvia Collection black and white fat quarters half square triangle HST HSTs B&W

I played with a few other arrangements before deciding on the one with the black on the outside and white in the center.

A few hours later, here’s the finished quilt top! The quilt top is about 48″ square. While I was in Tucson, I donated the quilt at Quilter’s Market.

Lotta Jansdotter Sylvia Collection black and white fat quarters half square triangle HST HSTs B&W

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