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April 4, 2014

Teeny tiny squares from 1-2-3 Quilt

Another 1-2-3 Quilt project
The other day I finally finished this 'block' from 1-2-3 Quilt*. I'm making one block from this book every month this year. In the book it is used for the cover of a pouch, but I won't be doing that, I'll just use the block in a quilt.

This one is pretty straight forward, all squares. But I decided to make it anyway, and not jump on one of the more complicated blocks, because these squares are small. 1½" when cut, 1" when sewn together. I knew this would be a test of my patience and boy was it ever. Because I used scraps I had to cut them one at a time. I couldn't just cut a couple of long strips and cut them into the little squares. So tedious.

Another 1-2-3 Quilt project
Here's the finished block. Although if I had thought about it, I should have made it square and not rectangular. I may have to add another row to make it square. Ugh, more cutting of tiny squares!

Because I used all scraps, this is an interesting mix of fabric I've had for a long time and brand new ones (clouds!). When I bought some of the first fabric in my stash, I had barely learnt to use my sewing machine and probably didn't have any idea what I was going to use the fabric for. I just bought it because I liked it. And to be honest, that's often still my reason for buying fabric. ;-)

Another 1-2-3 Quilt project
I am really chuffed that back of the block looks pretty good. Except for a couple of places, the seams all fold the same way. This is big for me! And that's another reason I decided to do this block: to force myself to be careful and precise. Am I the only one who needs a bit of training in that department? ;-)

Another 1-2-3 Quilt project

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