Good Morning! So I’ve had this stack of ten inch squares hanging around for too long now and I decided to make a donation quilt out of them.
Yeah, those florals aren’t really me. Anyway, I cut 8 1/2 inch squares out of them and cut some 4 1/2 inch background squares. I marked the squares corner to corner and sewed on the line. You can’t really see here but I then sewed another line a half inch away.
I cut between the line of stitching to get these.
I’m squaring up the bonus triangles to 3 1/2 inches with this block lock ruler. It is awesome for this! You trim two sides and then flip the ruler and square to trim the other two sides.
Easy peasy. Not sure what I will do with them yet. Maybe I will use them on the back. I surely don’t want any of this left over.
No progress on the Goose in the Pond quilt. I can’t decide on a border and don’t want to buy anything.
I realized I don’t have enough of that middle print. Not in love with either if the other two choices. I don’t want to rush this and regret it so I’m letting this simmer on the back burner for now. Maybe I will wait and see if I can find something at my favorite fabric store in Phoenix…..hmmmm…….
I need to figure out a project to take to Arizona with me. Brinton Hall is getting a bit too unwieldy now. But I’m watching Big E and Little E this morning so all this sewing stuff will have to wait. I’ve got babies to hold!
Linking up with Patchwork Times, Cooking Up Quilts, Love Laugh Quilt, Em’s Scrap Bag, Quilt Mod
Thanks for linking up! HAve fun holding those babies!!
Thanks for sharing the idea of making hst blocks from the snowball corners – I always hate the waste of fabric from snowballs – great idea! ☺
That’s a quick way to use those layer cake pieces, and makes such a pretty design in a quilt. I’m sure you’ll find the perfect border, even if you do have to do a little shopping! 🙂 I hope you had fun with the little ones – adorable! Thanks for sharing on MCM!
Great idea sewing the corners to get HST’s from the corners. They are growing. Looks like you had a great time.
Great use of those old florals. Someone will love them. You have an armful of cuteness there!!
Enjoy big and little E! I know you will find a good home for the bonus hst. Thanks for linking up.
Great way to spend a Monday! Enjoy them while they are little it goes so fast! If you don’t want to shop for a border, you might try a different color. I love blue and brown, but you also have green and red in that quilt. Surely your stash will yield a solution!
little E looks a bit crabby! I like the #1 audition for the goose chase quilt. also: would the block lock ruler work for a left-handed person?
Yes, yes, YES! The fabric store in Phoenix gets my vote! The rest of the quilt is too beautiful to settle on something that doesn’t do it justice. All that piecing deserves the right border. (Kathy in FL)
I love the Bloc_loc ruler too. If you are picking one of the border fabrics pictured, I’d go with the top one just because those stripes would be tricky to get exactly straight. I love your clever solution to use up your less-than-favorite fabric. It’s simple and effective. I’d love if you’d share your insights at my new linky party: http://quiltingmod.blogspot.com/2016/02/lessons-learned-linky-2.html. You might even win a prize!
Lots of useful information in your post. Thanks for sharing.
Your babies are adorable!! Thanks for sharing the Block Lock ruler. I have never seen that one before. As if I need another ruler (Yes! Yes, I DO!!). I like the blocks you’re doing for the donation quilt. Have you thought of alternating the direction of every other block to create X’s out of four blocks? You could do them by color, too, if your stack of squares permits. Like four different yellow prints together, four different purples together for another X. Just an idea.
I like border #2 in terms of the color — but it appears to be a strong directional print so you might have to be careful when you cut it. [I *so* know what you mean about finishing a scraps-from-stash quilt and being determined not to buy border fabric!] The “stretched star” block is a great way to use up those “not you” prints. I use that block for I Spy quilts, too. Enjoy the little guys today!
Great projects! I love the blocks of both projects. It is a good thing to take time with those little boys!! Have fun with them!
Enjoy with these two little sweet boys !
Britton Hall will wait and you will find another piece of fabric in your stash
Love both your projects. Do you have another color besides brown for the outer border. I think you would be happier with red, green or blue as the final border.