Monday, February 25, 2013

On my wall


I was busy quilting most of last week, so by the weekend I felt in need of some piecing time.  I’ve always admired the Seattle Streets quilt pattern.  I wondered how it would work as in a small size.

What I learned was that it would be MUCH quicker to make this following the directions.  Laurie’s instructions guide one through strip piecing fairly large blocks and making a large quilt.  But I wanted to use some small scrappy bits, and even my black fabrics were from the scraps – small chunks and odd strips of various sizes. 


I made nine blocks that finish 10”.  These still need the black strips between them, of course. A small border will make it up to the right size for a preemie quilt for our regional hospital. 

I’m sure those are the last bits of a few of the fabrics that have been lurking in the stash for years (or decades?) – remember when we had collections of celestial fabrics?  and how about those happy faces and the rainbow stripes, and the dinosaurs!   Surely no one will notice that I’ve used about six different black fabrics (so far).


Jill said...

I've never seen the Seattle Streets pattern before. The black strips really set off the printed fabrics nicely.

Linda in Calif. said...

Oh I bet it is easier using the instructions! LOL Nice looking blocks, it will be a beautiful quilt.

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