Remember this quilt I found this morning?
Well, I need a quilt for my friend who is a councilor and is retiring. She is almost 80 years old and has been working with children her whole life. I have searched and searched and looked in magazines, books and on the internet for the perfect quilt pattern. When I found that quilt online, I knew it was the one. But, those blocks are so small and I have so little time to get the quilt done. So, I doubled the sizes of everything and came up with these blocks.
They finish out at 10 1/2 inches by 14 inches. I added strips to the sides to make them 14 inches square. I'm going to alternate them with some pinwheel blocks I have already finished, putting borders around those because they are 12 1/2 inches and come up with a quilt that is doable by the time school gets out. I'm so excited! I know she is going to love this quilt, I hope as much as I do.
I'm already trying to figure out which Accuquilt Go! or Studio dies will cut the pieces for me so I don't have to cut my own quilt out by hand. That is the tedious part let me tell you. I timed myself sewing and these two blocks took 45 minutes, but I didn't know what I was doing and had to take part of it apart and re-sew.
I have another 3 blocks cut and plan to make a total of 4 more. I will see how big that makes the quilt. My friend is a very small woman and I only need it to be a lap quilt so I think I will call it done with 6 children and 6 pinwheel blocks. Usually a quilt tells me when it is finished.
But, I'm happy to have another one in the works.