November 4, 2011

What's On My Wall Today?

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This pretty oversized lap quilt has been sew fun to make, and I love her colors!  The pattern is Garden Arbor by OliveTreePatterns on Etsy.  I was very glad I bought the pattern, because I would not have thought of making it this way, and my way was harder.  The quilt top is made from Connecting Threads fabrics, which I love.  Don't let their lower prices scare you away; they sell really nice fabric, with no extra charge for cutting!  It is awesome to get a stack of 10" squares and pay exactly what the fabric really cost in yardage!  And when their fabric goes on sale, it is a really good buy!

I could not find a 10" template, so I used my 10.5" template to square up the blocks.  This meant I cut each block eight times.  Not my favorite part, but it went fairly quickly.  The next step is adding the sashing between the 10" blocks and assembling the rows.  I should have added sashing to one side of 28 of the blocks before putting them on the wall; it would have saved time later.  Perhaps assembling the blocks is this afternoon's project!

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