Please, someone, tell me that this block has a name! I have looked and looked and all I saw for a name for this block is “rectangle square.” Really? Is that what this block is called? We have half square triangles, but are there no such things as half square rectangles? Because, that is what this quilt is made of–a ton of half square rectangles!
I am finally getting rid of all of my scraps/stash that I have held onto for too long. This quilt was a fun way to do just that.
I started this quilt by cutting 3 inch strips of a variety of fabrics in light values and dark values. I sewed a dark strip to a light one, and then cut them, creating 5.5 inch squares. From there, I sewed 18 rows of 14 squares, alternating the light and dark. Then, I sewed the rows together, creating a 70 x 90 inch quilt top in an alternating elongated checkerboard pattern.
The quilting design is an easy straight line crosshatch–diagonal lines across each square.
Backed with a fun gray and bound in yellow, this quilt is complete and ready to give away. I’m thinking of giving it to my kids’ pre-school teacher, the one that taught all of my kids how to read. She sounds pretty deserving of a quilt, right?
I’m in the process of quilting another quilt top that I completed a while ago. Remember the scrappy version of my plus quilt? It is halfway quilted, and I can’t wait to show it to you next time.
And, finally, I am working on another stash/scrap busting quilt. It’s a play with values, but this time, using a drunkard’s path block!
I’m not big on sewing curves, but this quilt requires me to sew 192 blocks. Wish me luck!