With the completion of all my “Getting It Done” goals for this month, I turned my attention to working on this scrap quilt (see Jan 14 post for more information about this quilt design).
Actually, it went pretty fast after I constructed the necessary blocks and patches. I tried hard to match up the intersections within the (24) 16-patch scrappy blocks; but after they were done, I pretty much didn’t worry about pretty points.
Each “X” block is comprised of (4) 4-1/2” partial snowball blocks…for a grand total of 96.
There are (56) 4-1/2” border blocks
This quilt measures 56 x 72 (without the suggested 4" outer border) and used a grand total of (628) 2-1/2" squares. If my math is correct (and I’m not saying that it is) I figure I used up 2.56 yards of scraps and 2-1/2 yards background fabric. YEAH!
Quilt Back for the Log Cabin ThrowI also pieced together a back for the Log Cabin Throw that I finished making last weekend. I found some orphan blocks and worked around them. I still need to add about 14 inches of border all around to make it large enough for the backing; but I managed to use up more scraps and reduce the amount of good fabric to about 2 yards.
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Happy Sewing & Quilting,