Just a word of warning: these blocks use FQ's and she has specific directions to cut them from a FQ. SO...if you get your fabric from a chain store (i.e.. JoAnn's--who cuts to the VERY thread of what you want), get 19" and make your own large FQ's. These blocks were made with Denyse Schmidt's line of fabric, I think it was Auntie Em or something like that. But if you look real close at the block below, I had to piece scraps together to get my block because I had to trim it more than 1/8". GRRR.. But I acted in the true spirit of quilting, and pieced my scraps and made due with what I had. (honestly? I had to...they had no more of that plaid!)
I love the bigness of the blocks without looking Kindergarten, do you know what I mean? And they really are quite easy to do. And the best part? You only need 9---yes NINE--blocks to make a 80x80 quilt! Woo hoo! Now we're talking!
I figure for a twin/double size quilt, I will need 68 of these blocks! I'm not sure I can get them all done on this trip, but I'm going to make as many as I can.
I was inspired by this quilt...
here (I LOVE this website, by the way..you could lost for hours here!)
I'm not fussy cutting many of my scraps, because I just don't have enough of the scraps to do that, but when I do, I will fussy cut them.
Wish me luck! I'm sure my fingers will be calloused by the time I get back.