Monday, May 11, 2009

Wonky Squares Quilt

This week I kept on track with trying to finish up tops that are almost done and adding backs for them. I layed out the blocks for this quilt and decided to make it a little bigger. I made an extra 24 blocks and added 2 borders the quilt is now a big 85x 91 inches. Should fit on my bed nice. I enjoyed sewing these blocks no patterns just sewed up pieces and strips and ended up with blocks. Didn't have to match corners or points. I started each square with a square 3 to 5 inches, then added a strip around 1 to 2 inches wide.

Then added a triangle to each side, squared them up a little then added a final border to make the squares 9 inches. I pieced a lot of the stripes to add to the scrappy look and to use up the smaller pieces that I had.

I'm using this fabric for the back.


Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

Your colors on this are really fun! A great pattern to use odds & ends. And -my DH always likes bigger quilts rather than smaller so I often find myself adding an extra row or two of blocks too! What a great finish.
Cheers! Evelyn

Ye Merrie Quilter said...

I love the combination of the reds and pinks with the pale yellows. Very striking! A friend of mine does quilts like this, but she doesn't have a stash like ours--her entire stash can fit into a sweater box.

Karen said...

Now that's a fun quilt!