The cabin is ready for my dad’s arrival tomorrow evening!
Yes, it’s been a bit more driving than I want – but it’s the way it needs to get done. Whatever it takes, right?
And when all was cleaned, vacuumed, dusted and made ready – I had time to sew today!
Over the past few Quilt-Cams I’ve been working on blocks for a new Boxy Stars class sample. All of my colorful ones were donated to charity. The one I have is a very subdued pink and brown combo, and while fine, I want to show how different fabrics can totally change the quilt. I *KNOW* I have enough 2-1/2” strips on hand, so why not?
Boxy Stars is one of the free patterns under the free patterns tab – click it and find it by scrolling down to B under that tab!
This is one block laid out, my sewing lines drawn on the corner triangles ---see the double lines? Those are for my bonus units, and this quilt is going to give me lots of them!
My stack of cut out block parts, and 4 sets ready to be sewn!
In order to keep things manageable, I’ve been working on 4 block quarters in one chain –and using my split 9-patch leader & ender blocks to keep things continuous. Yes, I could do a longer chain, but I like seeing BOTH quilts make progress faster!
Nice little stacks!
I have 52 Split 9-patch blocks all sewn as Leaders & Enders while working on other things!
I currently have sewn 32 Boxy Stars block quarters –I’ve got a long way to go, but I have until almost New Years to get this top done….and that’s my goal!
And my nice little stack of bonus triangles? Who knows what project they will end up in. But because they already measure 2” and have their dog ears trimmed, they are ready to go into whatever project I need them for.
Click the tips & techniques tab for Bonus Triangle Bonanza for more info on saving bonus triangles in usable sizes!
I’m headed down the mountain.
I’ll be home in about 90 minutes. My goal was to get home before dark, but I might miss that goal a bit – I just couldn't stop cutting block parts!
All from 2-1/2” strips, it makes kitting this quilt up so EASY!
Have a great evening, everyone!