A few leftover pieces and a cute pattern and, Ta-dah! You have a quilt!
This idea came from “Another Bite of Schnibbles.” The pattern is called Roundabout.
I added a narrow outer border using the background fabric. The top finishes at 34″ square.
Another one in the to-be-quilted pile.
Things are smoothing out a little here, and winter has arrived. So, I am have more personal time and the snow provides a good excuse for fewer outside chores. (Yep, that mountain really is the view directly north from my house.)
Because of that, I have another finished flimsy: Three Wishes.
I resized the pattern to 2/3 the original size. If I did it again I might go for 3/4, just to make it a larger lap size.
I hope to schedule some quilting time to finish it before the end of the year, but at least I have made it this far.
The Speed Squares quilt is a FINISH!
Partially cut ahead of time, I finished cutting and started piecing last Tuesday. Pieced and assembled Wednesday and Thursday. Quilted Friday. Bound Saturday.
Gifted today (Monday) to a teaching friend who needed a quilt, I’m sure.
ps–Finishes at 50″ x 70″ (20 squares by 28 squares). Squares 3″ unfinished. Color theory: 50% background (obviously), remaining half 2/3 blue and 1/3 red.
After sprint sewing Tuesday night, Wednesday’s pace was more measured. After all, there were people at home and other things to do. While I voted for popcorn for dinner today, the family vetoed. We are going over to a friend’s house to share with them.
Daughter did her part yesterday producing vast quantities of PIE. That has become a tradition at our house. We will assemble a buffet tray later and drop it off at the local fire station–We are grateful for the people who work so we can play today.
Anyway, I started assembly on the top. About half way…
I hope to finish today. Tomorrow I have time reserved on the machine I rent and, with a little luck, it will be a quilted quilt. Binding Saturday??? Whew!
After a sewing drought, I found myself with an evening to myself.
Ah–blissful sewing time!
I hauled out an idea that I had started to cut for a while back and cut a little more to go with it.
Then started sewing!
Three hours later I have over half of a top. With any luck at all I will have MORE sewing time today. Hmmm…would the family be ok with popcorn for dinner tomorrow?
Whew! I really wanted to get this one pieced and off the design floor. Husband was really tired of stepping around it.
Hopefully I will get the back finished (secret piecing project) by the end of the week and move it towards a complete finish soon.
Thanks, Melissa, for such a dynamic design.
This is my major charitable quilt for the year. It is based on donated fabric from Riley Blake and a modified pattern and will go to the annual Festival of Trees in December.
I like the pieced binding and the back.
I don’t have to love a quilt to know that someone will love it.
It will warm the heart and body of a child, surely.