We aren’t going to start sewing just yet because too many of you still don’t have your book. In the meantime remember that this is a charm book and you could always start by cutting 5″ squares if you’re cutting from your own fabrics. Here is the cutting recipe for those of you cutting from scrap:
Ignore the line about the gray strips for now – that is actually the binding.
If you’re using a charm pack, the 2-1/2″ x 5″ rectangles will actually be a charm cut in half so they will match. The strips in the middle of each block are cut from yardage added to the charm pack. Here are those cutting directions:
These cutting directions will help you get started. I picked equal numbers of reds and lights so I could cut 2 blocks of each but it’s up to you. If you want to cut strictly from your fabric collection, start by cutting 5″ squares.
Here are my reds and lights:
Connie has already finished her Split Square Quilt. She cut a layer cake into 4 charm packs and made her Split square project from one of those charm packs. It’s already quilted and Ruthie has blessed it as you can see in this picture.
And now a Chicklet update. Chicklet is doing great! He/she can fly to the top of the door now to roost with Mommy. Chicklet still wants to sleep underneath Mommy and because Chicklet is getting pretty big, poor Mommy has to stand up all night long. Spoiled little chicken! It’s so hard to get a decent picture – here’s my best effort.
Both of my old orchids are blooming – I almost threw them away but decided to put them outside last summer and they roared back to life!
Tonight I will start cutting my Split Squares project but will repeat everything next week if you’re not ready to start.