Oh, good, you're back. Don't you just love them!! I can't wait to get started on this quilt. In the meantime, I made this little one using the above technique. Like I said before, I used the white squares along with some pink Amy Butler squares that were previously cut up and waiting to go into the 5" tub. I then pulled out some 2 1/2" squares from that tub and in just a few hours I had half my blocks done. In a couple of hours the next night the other half were done and the top pieced together. I thought I would leave it like that, but decided last night to add a border. I auditioned several colors when this green screamed at me to try him. I did and magic was made. It brings out all the green in the little squares and because it's a complementary color to the pink, it makes it shine!! I then went on a hunt through the drawers for a final border. I just love Martha Negley fabric. Her fabric and Kaffe fabrics have always been a couple of my favorites. Oh, you want to see what I am rambling on about? Well, look
It's a small quilt measuring only about 23 inches or so. (it's not square, but I think it's about 22.25 X 25.25 or something like that. It was late last night and I can't remember) See how that green just pops some of those blocks? The coloring on is a bit off in the picture, but it still looks great. The squares came out about 4 inches for the pink ones. The white ones were 3 3/4" so I had to trim up the pink ones to match. I don't know why the white ones were smaller. Maybe because they were machine cut and I cut the pink ones. (differences in rulers?) Anyway, now I need to cut a backing - not sure if I want to use my Martha on the back of this one or save the rest for a future project - and then get it quilted. I will definitely have to machine quilt this one due to the seaming in the blocks. It's a bit thick when you sew them like this, but like the lady on the video says, it's a fast method. I can't wait to try some of her other quick quilt methods. Show me what you do if you use this method. I would love to see it and be inspired by you.