This weekend I thought I would try walking out a quilt block in the snow instead of my swirls. But this involved a lot of planning and a few tools so I was glad my husband was up to the challenge of helping me. I thought you might be interested in the process so we took pictures along the way. First challenge, how do I walk out a perfect square! Well it so happens Tim used a simple tool when he was an exploration geologist in the bush, it’s called a turning table so he made me one. Works great for walking an accurate 90 degree turn.
Once we walked out 24 metres on each side we added marker posts to each corner.
Next we marked every 3metre along each side and then using a 24m long rope to mark a 3m grid in the square. We had to saw it back and forth to dig into the snow as it had a crust on top from some freezing rain.
Now the plan! I drew out a Swoon block and scaled it up to 24m from a 24inch block.
Time to walk it out and I you can see the scale of the block with me in it! I then stomped down a few of the areas and that was a really good workout!
Then I waited 3 days for the sun to shine so I could take a picture. I had to re-walk it out this morning as it has snowed and filled in a lot of the outlines.
Now if only I could get an aerial view of it.
I have been quilting and have too large quilts to take pictures of today now that the sun is out so I’ll share those soon!