Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Midweek Makers, 8/16


This week I got sidetracked by a squirrel.  Just when I had my WIPs plan all laid out.  I came across the Mile a Minute quilt tutorial by Edith at   My plans flew out the window and I gathered all my little scraps.  To make a baby quilt I need 25 blocks at 8.5 inches, one of my standard sizes.  

After piecing together small bits for the 25 blocks, I became impatient to see RESULTS.

I chose four of them randomly and went to work, using  a sort of log cabin technique, and finished them at  8.5 inches.  Needless to say, they are very colorful.  They do need sashing and I just happen to have a big pile of 2-inch neutral strips.  When I was needing strips I asked my friend, who has a Go cutter, to cut some.  She went ahead and cut up all the fabric I gave her, enough for many neutral Strippy projects.  Here is how the blocks and sashing will look.

Since then I haven't been able to stop working on these blocks.  I'm chain piecing the rest of the strips.  They are in various stages of completion, most nearing the finish.  But today I have six finished blocks to share.

The weather has been delightful this week, energizing me to keep up the pace.  I should finish the blocks by the end of the week and get going on the sashiing.
For the backing I have a cute piece of fleece to make it nice and cuddly.  

 Our Monona Quilters next charity quilt collection is in October, so I will have this unexpected Project Linus quilt to contribute. 

I'm linking with Midweek Makers at 


  1. scraps and strips make such bright cheerful blocks these look great Paula

  2. It's looking wonderful Paula, a great way to use up small pieces, I've lost count of the number of quilts you have made this year.

  3. love this kind of quilting. I did one random colors like you and another will each block in certain colors. fun technique. now making pumpkins of them. have mug rugs and a runner done and 6 more pumpkins to make something with.

  4. I've lost count of the number of quilts you have made this year.