Value Added, Bargain Basement - part 31
This is the third and final part of the Bargain Basement QAL which is part of the Value Added quilt series. I've really enjoyed being part of the value series along with Rachel, Leila and Jolene. I hope you enjoyed you value lessons and have learned a bit more about how value influences you quilts. If you missed the earlier posts about using value, you'll find all the links in the flickr group discussion. You'll also find more examples of value quilts in the group. We'd like to keep the growing rolling as a place to show all of our quilts influenced by value. So please keep adding to it!
In Part 1 of the Bargain Basement quilt along, I explained the general construction of the bargain basement quilt.
In Part 2; I talked about the background fabric, templates for traditional and foundation piecing, and general construction of the quilt. In Part 3, our final installment, I'll explain how to assemble the quilt top. I've added basic colors to the blocks to help illustrate value choices for this post.
Let's break this quilt into smaller pieces. You'll see the basic square unit that we made in part 2. We can also see the special cases along the edges.
The pink, purple and grey triangles show the special cases which occur because the quilt is set at an angle. The units at the very edges of the quilt have a 3 triangle quadrilateral layout instead of 4 triangle square layout. The omitted triangle depends on which edge it is set on. The top and bottom rows omit the background fabric. The left edge omits the light value triangle. the right edge omits the dark value triangle.
I made everything as squares and then unpicked the edges after deciding on layout, but you may want to plan for these edges in advance. The background fabric is used to fill in the edges. templates for special cases are available for foundation piecing. For traditional piecing, the exact same triangle is used repeatedly (aka a one-patch design).
To assemble the quilt, we join the squares first into rows along the diagonal as shown:
Hopefully that makes sense. If not, just ask away!
I hope you enjoyed our value series.
amy at badskirt.