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September 21st, 2015 at 9:33 am

Where there’s a will, there’s a way…

Fall is my favorite time of year, there is a crispness in the air without being bone chilling. The bugs have all retreated to where ever it is they retreat to which makes spending time outdoors even more enjoyable. The only bad part of fall is that the days are getting shorter – I found myself out in the front yard with a flash light this weekend finishing up a couple of projects – my neighbors must just think I’m a goof ball.

PurpleSquared

So, I was on a mission to get my September color project completed early. And I did it.

Here are some things I learned doing this quilt:

  • The pattern is made up of 12″ & 16″ strips – I would suggest sub-dividing those into different sizes also.
  • Square up – before you get the whole strip put together – I put the strips together first and then I had to trip the whole strip and I found a few places that I was off by more than a 1/2″ – so it got a bit tight on some of these seems.
  • 6inchSquareDo your math – I got all the strips put together and I had 1 of them that was 2″ longer that all the rest. What I had done is when I was adding sub-blocks I was supposed to add 2 – 6″ blocks (on top of each other) and I broke it up by adding 2″ strip on each side and I forgot to add the 2″ to my line total. Well, when you come to the end of the quilt and you are putting it all together – remember it’s all squares – there is no easy way to take off 2″ and keep all the squares.
  • When you have an OCD button – beware that it will get pushed at some point when you try to make a rectangle quilt out of random squares!!!!!  Yep, now you know why it’s so large.
  • Starch is your friend when dealing with so many different sized pieces that have been sewn together!!!!!

I haven’t officially measured it, but I did lay it out on my California King size bed and it covered the full length and hug over quite a bit on each side – yippee, another big quilt.

 

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