1/16″ doesn’t really matter on a 10″ block. You can probably ease that in and no one will be the wiser. Not so when the blocks are 2″.
I am nearing assembly of my Circa 2016 quilt. The outer pieced border calls for 120 2″ HST blocks. Yep, that is a lot of little pieces. When you are creating in size small, precision is critical and squaring up is necessary.
Hopefully all this will be a top within the next week.
ps–For some reason the link will not load. If you are interested in the pattern, go HERE: http://temeculaquiltco.blogspot.com/search/label/Circa%202016
Time to reveal the mystery project…
Ta-dah! or Not…
I am not sure how I feel about it. It is so…different.
The quilt is based on the Quasar block I designed a few years ago. I have been dithering along with it since then. Finally, here we are. The top is about 60″ x 80″.
Now what? I don’t really know…
Another baby in the neighborhood means another quilt.
The Quarter Turn quilt is my go-to option in hurry up situations.
Just get a straight cut quarter yard or so and add the necessary scraps and…Ta-dah!
It was delivered yesterday.
This morning my daughter-in-law married to Number One Son came over with the boys and we made Halloween costumes. Daddy is a plumber, so this year they are the Mario Brothers.
I should have taken “before” pictures, but these started out as 4 t-shirts. The small shirts (red and green) were each $2 at the thrift store. The overalls are made from mens XL t-shirts (turned inside out to hide the print) at $1 each. The logos and buttons are felt from my big pile of junk. Not to bad for $6 and about 2 hours of work time.
It was so much fun! Too bad thanksgiving isn’t a costume holiday, too. Then I would have an excuse to do this again soon!
This last weekend I finally got back to the Star-fishy quilt and finished it for delivery to that baby boy.
I had to or he would grow up before the quilt got there. Babies do that, you know. Growing is their full-time job.
But, he is still little and the quilt is there and I am happy.
If you have a small piece of a special fabric and just can’t decide, consider making My Size Stars. They “stretch” fabric beautifully.
There was less than a fat quarter of the fish fabric, and, LOOK, it became an entire baby quilt. YAY!
PS–In case the link to the tutorial for My Size Stars doesn’t work: https://weddingdressblue.wordpress.com/2011/04/27/my-size-stars-quilt-tutorial/