Split Squares Sewn Together

I told you my little quilt was going to be small because I wanted to put it on top of a  cupboard.  Here it is before border and unquilted.  It’s 3 blocks across by 7 in length.


I added a 1-1/2″ strip border all the way around and have it layered and ready to quilt.


Of course I plan to quilt it with straight lines on my Bernina.  Hopefully I can do that tonite.

And that is the beauty of this book – small projects, easy, fast to finish and I have a new runner for Christmas!  How are you coming?   I’ve heard from several of you and I am happy that this went so fast for you and either YOU have a new little quilt or somebody is getting one for Christmas!

I will quilt and bind my runner and show it to you — finished — in my next post.

24 thoughts on “Split Squares Sewn Together

  1. Sharon B.

    Very beautiful! Looks to be something that could be created this weekend too! Thank you for the inspiration!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Anita – the thinnest I can find – Pelion fleece for small projects usually.

        1. CountryThreads Post author

          Ferne –yes, I forgot to mention flannel – works great – thanks!

  2. Carol

    I ordered the book… I have five inch squares from Hawaii… Japanese/Indigo… Waited for the right project. When the sewing room is done!

  3. Donna Sproston

    Love those reds! My comma version is a tablerunner set 4 by 7 and will be bound in the grey comma fabric. My daughter will love it in her contemporary dining room. When you straight line quilt, do you reverse the direction of each row?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Donna – I have started quilting all in one direction – I get better results, I think.

  4. Sara Reynolds

    I love your little quilt. I have some red and white Moda charm packs by French General that I think I will use for mine.

  5. Carolyn Van Petten

    Simply Beautiful!
    I have a pressing question, all your quilts are so nice and smooth, I know cutting and piecing accurately is essential, could you do a quick tutorial on pressing?

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Carolyn – yes, I will remember to do this tutorial in a post soon – not everyone reads the comments.

  6. Martha from Maine

    I love the setting of 3 x 7, or any odd ## set as it allows you to put lights, or darks, in each of the
    corners.

    Planning to stitch up one of these after I finish the two hand-knit mini fair isle mittens for each of our daughter’s Christmas trees.

    Holiday blessings to all!!

  7. Karla

    Mary, that turned out great! It kind of looks like Christmas packages– one could embellish it will appliqued “bows” on top of some of the blocks, or embroider them— Sew Cute!

  8. Denyse Sturges

    Mary, you are amazing! And this little quilt is so manageable. I’m finishing (Ha!) a one-block wonder quilt. Pieces are all cut and stacked and I’ve started sewing the blocks and ironing open the seam allowance. Ow! I am going to Joann’s today, hoping they have a tiny iron wand thing still in stock. If so that will be an early Christmas gift to me. In the meantime, your sweet book is in the mail. I opened the ‘e’ copy last night and struggled with myself -I want to do the little stripe quilt NOW. In the meantime while I finish the big top, I’m going to be thinking about the colors I’ll be using in the little quilt. Thank you!

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