By the time I got home I was feeling bad about being so greedy. I figured that if I got to work right away on the charity quilt, I would stop feeling guilty. Right? Right.
|Sugar and Spice in Green Colorway via Fabricworm|
The box had a bunch of 3.5" and 4" pre-cut squares in the green/pink colorway, so I pulled those out. I almost never use a single line of fabrics, mostly because picking fabrics is my favorite part of the quilting process. So, of course I turned to my stash to supplement the line. I am working on paying attention to values, so I added some darker pinks and greens along with some more white.
Then I virtually hit up the Moda bake shop because I knew it would be a good place to find patterns for using pre-cut squares. I was stumped on what to do with a mix of 4" and 3.5" squares, though. Just cutting the 4" squares down to 3.5" would be "wasting fabric."
When I saw this pattern, with a mix of 4-patches and whole squares, I knew I was onto something. Obviously, cutting 4" squares apart and then sewing them back together in a 3.5" square - that is not wasting fabric. That is making a QUILT.
|Four Squared quilt from Aunt Polly's Porch via the Moda Bake Shop|
Which is to say, I roll with the "-ish." That's -ish like square-ish and twelve inch-ish, not like is-sue. Kelly is on a mission teaching all of our local guild members to be a little more "-ish." She's converting us, one person at a time. We are still working on Adrianne. Oh, Adrianne. *sigh* She might be a lost cause.
In my version, instead of 16-patches, the larger blocks are 4-patches that sometimes have one or more mini-4-patches within them. That's my natural genius shining. Clearly it's not because I didn't so much as glance at the instructions. Or because I didn't have enough of the larger squares to make 16-patches work.
Which brings us to... blocks all sewed up:
And looking good on the design wall:
*Note to husband: Of course I didn't literally "slap" it shut. I am very careful with my belongings. I would never slap a laptop. Unless it deserved it.