Sunday, March 11, 2012

A MyAuntMarthaMadeIt Original

Look!  I've designed my first original quilt!

Because Sunday is for Scraps, I pulled out the drawer of green strips and just started sewing half WOF strips together. [And OK, I am really tired of the BOM UFO I've been working on all week.]

Then I cross-cut them into 4 1/2"squares.  

Then I sewed "twosies" into "foursies."

By now I was thinking "four strips long equals four strips across."  Since green means "garden," I added side borders of floral prints:

And got this:

The blocks are 8 1/2" square unfinished.  In about two hours I had made 35 blocks, so my quilt is 5 blocks by 7 blocks, and will make a nice lap quilt of 45" X 56" without a border.

I think I'll try this same design for a red-white-and-blue quilt next weekend for Quilts of Valor National Quilting Day.


  1. Absolutely beautiful (stopping by from JayBird Quilts Scrap Sunday Link). I have no idea how you can do one a week :D

    I'm also a new GFC follower....looking forward to browsing your blog more.

  2. I love what you do as well and also have no idea how you do one a week... I'm trying to do one a month... I'm new to quilting I'm still trying to get my blocks to all come out the same size.. ugh!
    You're blog is is your work.. you're an artist.


  3. I think I'm going to try this one, just found forgotten box full of flower prints
    Thanks for idea!


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