8 x 16

When I was sorting through all my fabric, I found a bunch of 6″ squares.  All blue fabric (my favourite colour!).  I found it totally weird that I had cut 6″ squares, not 6 ½”!   Sew, with the help of a friend (thanks, Dawn), I was able to figure out how big to make the quilt.

Dawn had made a quilt with 5″ blocks. She started with 6 blocks across and 12 blocks down.  Then she cut it diagonally, in 2 places.  Then she sewed the 3 triangles together, resulting in a small quilt, wth the squares on point.  Even with using 6″ squares, I knew the quilt would be too small for my purposes. The pattern idea originated at Quiltwoman.com and can be found HERE.  Their demo page shows a slightly different method.

SEW – I stared out with 8 squares across and 16 squares down.  Cut them in the same manner that Dawn did.  (Drats – I should have taken a picture.)

But here is the finished quilt! fullsizeoutput_b4f

It is 60″ x 60″.  Graffitti quilted with Aurifil thread.  Hobbs 80/20 batting.  Thanks, Dawn for the great idea!

Design Wall:  

Piecing & Quilting

sewing machine pic

   Its a secret!

Stash Report 

The little bags used up about 1.5 yards.  I’m not going to count the fabric that I’m giving away.  Although, I should weigh it and estimate the yardage.  That would make my numbers look GREAT!  However, it’s not “using” the fabric, so it wouldn’t really fit into my personal method of keeping track of my stash… darn!

  • Fabric Used this week         6.5 yards
  • Fabric Used this year:         121.6  yards
  • Fabric Bought this week:   0 yards
  • Fabric Added this year:      57.05
  • Net Fabric used                     66,55
  • Husband’s Purchases           9.5

Stitchin’ Time

  • January – July:  178 out of 201
  • August: 0 out of 4
  • Year-to-date: 178  out of 205 = 86

For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces

PHD in 2019:  Quilting UFOs and Finishing New Projects


No further UFOs finished … 8 x 16 was the new start that was finished.


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Happy Quilting! 


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