Sweet Sixteen Assembled

Sweet Sixteen has been a work in progress, my primary leader-ender, since February 2016.


Now it is an assembled top.


The color movement isn’t perfect, but I think it is interesting enough.  It started with scappy 2″ squares and is a total of 168 sixteen patch blocks made up of 8 colored squares and 8 background squares. The top measures 72″ x 84″. Total pieces:  2688.


Most of the fabrics are unique (thank you, quilty friends, who share their scrap bags with me).  I am sure there are at least 1200 different novelties, prints, tonals and solids represented.


Yep, I might be a little obsessive, but once I had the idea in my head I had to build it to see how it would turn out. And, now we all know.


Jeans Quilt–Part 1

For a few years now, I have planned to make jeans quilts for my parent’s grandchildren.  For many years my mother saved my father’s old work jeans and has passed them down to me.


This is finally the year!  Here is the first top (of at least six planned).


The pattern is in the book “All About Strips” by Susan Guzman.  There are a few patterns in the book particularly suited to jeans quilts, as the sashing avoids the bulky, heavy seams that result when multiple pieces of denim meet.


I plan to make at least four of the quilts using this pattern (for my brother’s children).  It will take a while, but I’ve got time.  Hopefully they can be finished in time for our traditional Thanksgiving get together this year.