Here is the quilt that was photographed on Connie’s table. It’s very easy so let’s draft it and make it – I’m going to!
These are going to be 1″ Squares. Twelve squares per row, two rows per section. There are 5 sections in this quilt.
You will be cutting 120 assorted squares, 1-1/2″ x 1-1/2″.
After sewing the two rows of 12 squares together, it should measure 2-1/2″ x -12-1/2″.
Now note that there is a 1″ sashing between the sections. This will be cut 1-1/2″ x 12-1/2″.
Sew 5 of these sections. Sew the five sections together and add another 1-1/2″ x 12-1/2″ to the top.
Cut two side sashing pieces 1-1/2″ x 16-1/2″.
Cut two borders 2-1/2″ x 16-1/2″ and two borders 2-1/2″ x 20-1/2″.
What if we wanted to throw in a couple 1″ triangle squares in the rows of twelve? We would cut squares that measure 1-7/8″ x 1-7/8″, cut once diagonally and sewn together for a finished square of 1″ x 1″.
See how easy this is?
Here’s another sample block that finishes 8″x8″.
If you follow these simple rules of drafting, you can piece hundreds of blocks and quilts! Templates are a different game – they are drawn to size and are not rotary cut.
We are finished sewing the quilts for the book – now for the writing and organizing. Here is a UFO I dug out to finish. The blocks come from this book.
I need one more block to finish up a wall quilt.
There’s my next project plus how many quilt tops waiting to be put on the quilting machine! I’m cleaning my sewing room so I can start fresh with a clean surface. I haven’t touched it since last September when we started sewing for the book. It’s snowing today – not stormy, just light snow. Wasn’t that a game last night??? Reed and I sewed yesterday – his blocks are finished and now comes the challenge of putting them together. I’ve heard from many of you who had adult friends as children – and it seems that you all enjoyed it. I know I’m lucky to have Reed to spend time with!