Sunday, March 1, 2015

Making "small-ish" Quilts for my Daughter's Wedding

My last blog I had reported that I was to make approximately ten quilts for my daughter's wedding.  She needed quilts to cover bales of hay that will be at her wedding out in the "woods."  We need to do this so her guests will not have straw sticking them in their lower body.  I was informed last weekend that I will only have to make five "small-ish" quilts!  Phew!  I thought I would be sewing day and night until May!  Five quilts approximately 40" x 40" are very do-able!  As we get closer, depending on what I have finished, I may have to do a couple of quilts quickly and not piece any blocks.  I have done these:


I purchased a few sail boat/ocean (the theme of her wedding) fabrics and made the small, 4 1/2" (UF) square composed of:  a solid white of the background fabric and three half-square 
blocks of the background and the 
sailing/ocean fabric.

Four of these small 4 1/2" (unfinished) 
squares are sewn together and
make an 8 1/2" square.
I am planning on making five blocks
down and across for a 40" x 40" quilt.
I may add small borders to each.  This of course, 
depends on the amount of time I have to
finish them all.

I hope that this process does not take up a lot of time.  One of my neighbor's daughters is having a baby boy in the next couple of weeks.  I hope I can have most of the five quilts finished so I can start the quilt for the baby boy.


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