It’s been such a long time since I’ve posted. Things got very busy in the fall and through the holidays and it just wasn’t a priority. Since the first of the year I’ve been doing quite a bit of sewing and am trying to finish some UFO’s. It’s hard to resist all the beautiful new fabrics, though and I succumbed to a jelly roll of Bliss fabric from Moda. I wanted to stretch the jelly roll to make the largest quilt I could and came up with a 16-patch. I could have strip pieced the blocks, but ended up cutting individual squares from the jelly rolls. I used sixteen 2-1/2″ squares for the main blocks (16-patches, lol!). I make 18 of these blocks. Then I pieced seventeen 4-patches and surrounded them with a white-on-white fabric. I sewed 2-1/2″ x 4-1/2″ strips to the top and bottom of the four-patches and 2-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ strips to the sides. Then I set these on point. I started with 12-3/4″ squares for the side triangles and cut them twice on the diagonal. The corner triangles were made with 6-3/4″ squares cut on the diagonal once
The inner border was cut 2-1/2 and the outer border was cut 6-1/2″. I ended up with a nice size quilt, about 72″ x 96″.