Sunday, April 5, 2015

Squares, squares, and more squares

Two summers ago, I took a box (think large stationary box) chock full of pre-cut squares with me to Pond Island. I had no plan in mind other than to do something with these and play with my hand crank sewing machine. The cut sizes of the squares were 1.5,  2.0,  2.5, and 3.0 inches.   My first thought was simply to sew the squares of the same sizes together to make long strings of "parts" which could then be used at another time.  As I was chain piecing, I realized how silly that idea was. I already had a box filled with similar parts and hadn't used them and certainly didn't need more.  What I needed was to make something with what I had with me.

Here are some blocks I made.  Can you figure out the method to the madness?

Hint: think log cabin construction - liberated to boot.

I made 4 blocks that summer and packed the whole thing up and brought it home.
A year and a half later, I pulled them out and decided maybe I could make a flimsy with them.

I sorted my parts and finished chain piecing almost all of the squares I took with me.

Ta DA!

And I have left overs!

So now I'll add another row of 4 blocks and then call it done!


  1. Clever way to use up your squares, I've just spent the weekend sorting out my scrap pile, I have loads of squares (and loads of strings) and instead of just leaving them there I think I will try something along the lines of what you have done.

  2. What a great way to use up an assortment of variously sized squares. I love it and the quilt is awesome too!


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