Carol, from Just Let Me Quilt is hosting “It’s Cool to be Square” Blog Hop!
Yes, another blog Hop. This one is fun … all about Squares!
When I was thinking about this blog hop, I was thinking about quilts with squares … what can be more square than a Disappearing 9 Patch? And I need a baby quilt for a baby to be born in the future!
So … I looked through my “kids” box and came up with this fabric. I think I had a Disappearing 9 patch in mind when I bought it.
When I started cutting the squares, I got cross with myself! First, when I bought the fabric, I obviously wasn’t thinking about how these panels are rarely square. This one proved it. Second, as I cut the squares, they came out at “stupid” size. Who in their right mind wants to cut squares that are 4 3/8″ … no one. Certainly not me!
However, I wanted to use this fabric and so I persevered, cutting each little block at 4 3/8″. The green became the centre block, the animals were in the 4 corners and the yellow was the middle blocks. (Sorry, I forgot to take a picture.) When the blocks were all made, they were cut in half, horizontally and vertically. Then arranged on the design wall, webbed together and sewn into a top.
I know that some eagle eyes will notice that the binding is not completed on the lower right corner of the quilt … I like to sew the label into the binding, but I can’t make the label until the baby is born … it’ll be a quick finish once I have the baby’s details!
It was a fun quilt to quilt! Each animal was outlined and then micro-stippled around it. The blocks were all stitched in the ditch. The green blocks had orange peels around them. Swirls were stitched in all the yellow areas.
Here is the schedule of the blogs involved in the “Cool to be Square” blog hop!
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Cool to be Square used 4.5 yards of fabric.
- Fabric Used this week 4.5 yards
- Fabric Used this year: 145 yards
- Fabric Bought this week: 0 yards
- Fabric Added this year: 9.5
- Net Fabric used 134.5 yards
I am aiming for 30 minutes/day – at least! I switched to 30 minutes/day from 15 in April!
- 15 minute days: January – Apr. 120 / 121
- 30 min days/ May – 17/17
- Total days in 2020: 137 / 138
- Percentage = 99%
For more Stitchin’ Time, you can check out Kate’s blog: Life in Pieces
One who sleeps under a quilt is covered by LOVE!