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Thursday, June 16, 2016

Midweek: OMG and a gift

I needed to finish my One Monthly Goal this week.  We leave for northern Wisconsin on Saturday morning and we won't return until June 30.

Here it is!
The project began as a way to use up a box of 1.5" batik squares.  I thought I'd make 42 blocks for a 6 x 7 straight setting that would end up about 65 x 75.  Well, that didn't happen!  It turned out to be 84 x 84.  It uses 41 of the 42 blocks.  I have a handful of 1.5" squares left over.  Total fabric used: 7-1/8 yds.

My friend Helen said she was cleaning out cabinets and would I like some fabric? Well, sure!  "I've had it for a long time," she added. She brought it to the AAUW luncheon on Tuesday.  I've been quilting long enough to remember when mint green and peach were a trendy combination.  The assortment includes Cranston/VIP (the good stuff), some Christmas prints, a Jinny Beyer print, and some Waverly light-weight home dec. I weighed it all -- 7 lbs., so 28 yards.  For free!


  1. That block has so much more impact when set on point!

  2. gorgeous quilt...but you realize, the free fabric is a net gain of 21 yards???? the faster you go, the behinder you get...LOL

  3. Yea for getting the top done! I really like it. Hum, I have a great ruler for that pointy part of the block... hum, maybe this is something I'll do in a few months. Nah -- I need to finish UFOs some more. Have a great trip.

  4. What a spectacular quilt, Nann!!! Kudos to you.

  5. what a gorgeous quilt. and free fabric? whats not to like

  6. Wow, your quilt is stunning, & all inspired by 1.5" squares! We must save our smallest scraps! Congrats, Nann, I hope WI was fabulous!

  7. Another gorgeous scrappy. Happy sewing with all that lovely free fabric.

  8. What a beautiful quilt! It makes me think of the sun coming through stained glass windows. And such a nice gift from your friend. Lucky you!
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @,


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