The Sudoku quilt kit is a fun little idea developed by Moda Fabrics. This version features Central Park by Kate Spain. The kit includes 9 squares each of 9 different prints from the collection. You first solve the Sudoku puzzle and then use the numbers to guide the square layout.
As a bit of a math geek, I enjoyed the following that is printed on the kit description:
“The idea is to fill a 9 x 9 grid with these digits so that each column, each row and each of the nine 3×3 sub-grids that compose the box contains all of the digits from 1 to 9. In the overall puzzle numbers cannot be repeated in the same playing row, column or 3×3 box.
Although the name is Japanese, the concept of a number grid with only one appearance across and up and down was developed by an 18th century Swiss mathematician, Leonhard Euler. The Japanese puzzle company, Nikoli, made the puzzle popular in the mid-80′s. It became an international sensation in 2005.”
I’m certain I’m late to the party in making a connection that Sudoku layouts insure a beautifully random distribution of prints throughout a quilt design but I still think it’s cool!
Show me anything with a dogwood blossom and I want to make it. This beautiful Dogwood Trail Table Runner Kit by Serendipity Studios features a nice big swath of the focus fabric down the center of the design. The surrounding pinwheels are made with 5″ x 5″ squares. Simplicity and elegance.
Let’s talk about kits. I’m a kit kinda girl. I grew up going to Lee-Wards with my grandmother (man, are those FOND memories!) and adore anything in a bag that contains pieces inside waiting to be assembled. Felt ornaments with sequins and beads, printed embroidery cloth with floss and needles, fabric and pattern ready to be stitched together. Comfort sewing. The project defined and a guaranteed outcome. A time to be busy with my hands while letting my mind dream and wander about without needing to belabor design decisions.
What do you think about kits? Gasp, that’s cheating! or a welcome respite. What type of kits do you like best?
We’re giving away one of each kit, leave a comment for a chance to win.
Last week’s winners were selected early and everyone has been contacted:
Bari J Online Sewing Class: susan evans
How Fat Quarter Tuesday works:
- Every Tuesday two items from the Pink Chalk Fabrics online store will be featured and given away the following week in a random drawing.
- The first winner is selected from those who opened their Pink Chalk Fabrics e-mail newsletter during the week.
- The second winner is selected from all comments left on the blog for the week (comments from all posts, not just the giveaway post).
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