It started as this, 50 or so lonely 2″ squares in a box:
Cutting scraps, it became this, about 150 squares:
Not enough! So back in January 2010, I asked quilting friends around the world to exchange squares with me. Then I had this:
And the sewing began:
The first 16 blocks:
Time to open Electric Quilt and plan the design:
Fourteen more blocks needed to complete the quilt. More sewing, ironing, pinning:
Blocks complete, time to add the sashing strips:
Two rows attached:
The completed top, so far:
The scrappy back:
- 2″ cut squares, finishing at 1.5″
- 8×8 rows per block, or 64 squares, finishing at 12″
- 30 blocks = 1,920 squares
- Missing from photos: 3″ light green border still to be added
- Sashing strips and cornerstones finish at 0.75″, cut at 1.25″
- Finished size: ~70″ x 83″
- Back is 72 – 10″ (finished) squares
Even though it hasn’t been quilted and bound yet, I have no doubt this will be my favourite quilt for many years to come.
I’m not sure how it happened, but this is what’s still in my box of 2″ squares:
I think they multiply as I sleep! I’m going to have to come up with another pattern for using these up, but that’s for another year!!
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