Monday, January 28, 2013

Design Wall Monday–Jan 28, 2013

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. 
4-patch X 

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 Throw

QuiltBackI 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.   

Thanks for stopping by.  For links to other Design Walls, visit Patchwork Times.

Happy Sewing & Quilting,


  1. Love your creativity in piecing the quilt back!

  2. Your scrap quilt is very pretty. It's amazing that only two different block types made up this quilt.

  3. I love it! I have hundreds of 2" charms and this could work! Thanks!

  4. I love your scrap quilt! Now on my bucket list.


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