Tuesday, April 14, 2020

vamoose! (tunnel), top completed

Tunnel, Suitcase, Purse, Fireplace, Hurdles
This has become the Rorschach test of patterns with every viewer seeing something different. I thought to call this Away, but that is the name of a suitcase company (a suitcase I own and really like) and I don't want to get into any copyright disagreements.
Vamoose is a word I don't think I've ever used. It was an exotic one we would hear on tv, one that someone from a city would use. And a funny word. (I now live in the city and have never heard it here either--I wonder if city people think it is something farm people say.)
So, Vamoose! it is.

117 blocks set 9 by 13 to finish 81 by 91 inches
Block finishes 7 by 9 inches

Solid: one 5 1/2 by 1 1/2 inch rectangle, two 2 1/2 by 1 1/2 inch rectangle
Print: one 4 1/2 by 9 1/2 inch rectangle, three 3 1/2 by 2 1/2 inch rectangles

Press seams away from center small rectangle.
Do not press final horizontal seam until assembly

Sew into columns
Press alternating columns with the final seam and the joining seam up or down
All seams will nest

I like the straight set for this, making the look of handles on cases. I played with a staggered set that I liked too which gave a bit of a parkour look to the quilt.

My design. Use at your pleasure.