This summer, I received two large boxes of craft supplies from my sister. When the boxes arrived in the mail, I had so much fun sorting through the contents. Thanks Sis!
In the boxes there was yarn, started crochet projects and yards and yard of fabric! Some of the fabrics were precut into strips and squares, others were whole pieces of fabric. And, still others were already sewn sections.
After sorting through the boxes and finding storage spots the multitude of supplies, I decided to finish some of the projects that she had started.
In the box were three pieced quilt tops, each very similar, and some corresponding excess fabric. The pieced tops were comprised of sixteen blocks (set 4×4), each quilt measured 84″ x 84″.
Since my plan was to donate these quilts, I needed to rework them to a twin XL size. To accomplish this, each of the quilts needed to be longer. However, since the three quilts were each slightly different, I couldn’t just take four blocks off of one and add them to the end of a second quilt. I needed to take them apart and rearrange the blocks. In doing so, I decided to use a different fabric for the sashing between the blocks. Using a fabric with very little pattern helped to set off the blocks and make them more eye catching.
The first quilt included twenty identical blocks reset with the new sashing fabric.
The second quilt was similar. However, there were not enough matching blocks to make the quilt of only one block. So, the quilt was made alternating two different blocks.
Starting out with three quilts, each with 16 blocks, I had a total of 48 blocks to use. With 20 in each of the two quilts I had already completed, I only had 8 blocks left over for the final quilt. I did also have some yardage of matching fabrics. So, some creative block setting and use of the extra fabrics and I had a third quilt pieced. I really like this one!
After quilting and binding, I sure hope someone finds these a comfort on the cold winter nights that will be coming all too soon.