I have been working on my mom’s oversized queen quilt, and it seems to be a never ending process. But, I’m seeing progress, so that is good!
There are four basic blocks that I use in this quilt.
There is the gold block (4.5 in x 4.5 in).
There is the block with the strip on the side (4.5 in x 3.5 in gold, 4.5 x 1.5 inch color)
There is the square within a square, a simple “courthouse steps” block (2.5 in x 2.5 in gold, two 2.5 x 1.5 color blocks, two 1.5 x 4.5 blocks).
There is the other square within a square, which I call the corner block. You will see why, soon. This block is made “log cabin” style (2.5 in x 2.5 in gold, one 2.5 in x 1.5 in color, two 1.5 x 3.5 color, and one 1.5 x 4.5 color). I had to make 20 of these blocks, half of them rotating clockwise, the other half rotating in counter clockwise with the darker colors on 3 of the 4 corners.
Using these four types of blocks, I would piece together a repeating unit of blocks. In each unit, I would use 4 solid color blocks, 4 square within a square blocks (some of these would be corner blocks, when the overall pattern needed it), and 8 side strip blocks.
Could I say blocks more? Blocks blocks blocks blocks.
Ok, back to the quilt. I will show it in pictures, so you don’t have to read my nonsense 🙂
I’ve made another row since taking this picture, so I am now 2/3 of the way done. Then, I have to do the border. Then, the back. Then baste. Then quilt. Then bind.
So, I should be done soon. HA!