Wednesday, June 26, 2013

So, I Was Sewing Along

Chain piecing units for the churn dash I've been making. 
My eye fell upon this nice little stack of units and my mind left the churn dash.
I started sewing those little strip units together and in almost no time I had this.  This simple block is one I learned from the amazing Wanda at Exuberant Color .  The link is to a tutorial and examples of different settings for these little blocks.  I used 2 1/2" strips.  Two of those strips sewn together with a 1/4" seam give you a 4 1/2" strip, which you can subcut into 4 1/2" squares.  Four of those sewn together give you an 8 inch finished (8 1/2" unfinished) square.  It's a really fun, fast block.
I did not sew all those building block units together though.  My friend Sandy has done a lot of those for me.  We like working together on these quilts!
Somehow in my brilliance (and the extreme lateness/earliness of the hour) I managed to switch the last two rows, but I didn't notice that until just now.  NOT changing it. 
My little late night project is now at the flimsy stage, but I'm sure it won't be long before it finds itself on the frame and being quilted.  I have chosen the backing fabric already and it is pressed, so that's a big start.  This one will go to Quilts Beyond Borders.  I took care to measure this time so it is the right size.
I'm off now in the heat to run errands.
Hope you have a wonderful day!
Hugs and kisses,


Anonymous said...

Your quilt for QBB looks awesome! Are you loving that 201? :)

Karen said...

Isn't it wonderful when a distraction turns into a quilt?

Anonymous said...

Great and well done! xo

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I like your late night project ... adorable! Thanks for sharing the tutorial for that block.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Pretty always! Who ever gets this quilt will feel so blessed! I applaud you for your work!

Yesteryear Embroideries said...

It doesn't look flimsy at's so pretty! Who ever gets this will be thrilled. I am in awe of all that you do and create for others! Have a wonderful the way............I looked through the design book you sent to me and thought about you!

Millie said...

Love your late evening quilt. Will pop over to Wanda's blog, thanks for the link Elaine.

Sheila said...

I like those blocks! Wanda is my inspiration, too :D
Girl. You have been busy!