Scrap Quilt-A-Long: Week 2

Posted: July 21, 2014 in Sewing
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So my goal is to do about 160 8″ squares to make a queen sized quilt. I thought that I could only make time for 2 a week. After calculating how long that would take (80 weeks) and then the quilting and hexi edging… ya that would make this a 2 year project…. As you can see from week one, at least 4 a week is a more realistic goal for a year long project. Fortunately, I have been making about 5 or more a week so far.

The trouble so far is that my blocks range from 7″ to 9″. I attribute this to my inexperience with HSTs, block design, and my insistence on a 3/8″ seam allowance (this is the width of my machine’s foot).

Here’s week two’s success:

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This was just a scrappy throw together one with left overs from the block with batiks and corduroy and some 2″ squares I had cut for the disappearing 4 patch block.

016Disappearing 4 patches.


I loved making this one. Polaroid pictures of superheros.


This one is actually the start of week 3. This was a first for me. I haven’t sewn anything close to paper piecing before. I think it turned out okay for a first timer.

9 blocks! Wooh whooo!



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