Friday, 4 April 2014

just like a jigsaw puzzle!

Everything got put on hold today while I made a start on Sarah's DYOS quilt. First up I needed to do some cutting, 2 1/2," 4 1/2," 8 1/2" squares, and a few 1 1/2" & 2 1/2" strips. Then I started sewing it all following her receipe, it was just like doing a jigsaw!!  It went together beautifully! Well done Sarah!
I did have to rethink my initial plan of using up some "old" blocks, which was, if you recall, the whole reason for doing this in the first place! But nothing felt right with mixing my old with the newer fabrics I had pulled out. Never mind, maybe some things are best left "as old"?!?  Maybe I can still use them in the backing? 
The pattern calls for 5 x12" blocks & 1x 16" block by the look of it. I made up a couple of 12" blocks to see if they blended in or not, and I think it looks ok. With piecing, there was nothing tricky, but certainly a consistant 1/4" seam helped and ensuring there is a well balanced overall look.  Just need to complete one more section and  iron my seams, but here's a few progress pics ....

It's a real stash buster that's for sure!
See here for info re pattern
Linking up with "Fabric Frensy Friday" later on tonight.


  1. It's absolutely beautiful! I can't believe how fast you are.

    1. Thanx for stopping by...glad you like my version of your quilt! Linda

  2. This looks like a fabulous way to bust some stash! Have fun. Thanks also for stopping by my blog ; )

  3. What a great way to use up your stash! Love how this is coming together!

    Thank you for linking up to Fabric Frenzy Friday!
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