Thursday, November 25, 2010



A while back I decided to pull out all my Kansas Troubles fabric.

Over at Freckled Whimsys blog she was having a charm quilt along.
I liked what I saw, so I used my fabric and cut. 150 charms and 150 more, to make into four patch blocks. Also half square triangles. Well I finished sewing these half square triangles and 4 patch blocks. What do you think happened next. Some finished at 4 1/2 " they other were 4 1/4 ". So the next best thing was to start cutting them all to 4 1/4".
So you know how many I had to cut. Some 300 squares (IT SEEMED LIKE THOUSANDS). Some I had ripped out in frustration then found that I was short. So out came more fabric and more 4 patch blocks were made.
Did I tell you that I started this way back in July. Then I hurt my wrist and it went on the ufo table. About the beginning of November I picked it back up and continued to square them up to 4 1/4 ". Well today I finally finished squaring them up. Here is block one.

24 more to go.

Does this pattern look familiar? Can't wait to finish this quilt for it goes to a family member for Christmas. As I post this I have finished 15 blocks. I think I'm going to love this quilt..

until next time,



  1. That is beautiful. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. It has been a long and tedious path and I know your family member will surely appreciate the hard work you devoted to it. This is my first time on your blog. I am new to quilting myself and just discovered all the quilting blogs. I am having such fun reading them all.

  2. Oh! It's looking great! I love that block!!

  3. Oh, I feel your pain! I just finished my quilt along quilt three days ago. I am SO HAPPY it is over! I do love my quilt, but I can't say I would want to do it again.

    Good Luck with yours, it will be lovely!

  4. Grrrr ! ! ! ! Yikes! ! ! ! !
    that's a lot of cutting.

  5. What a lucky family member! That quilt is going to be gorgeous. I have had a few quilts that I have had to put down and pick up and finish much later. Somehow those end up being my favorite quilts!

  6. Don't you hate it when things like that start to happen? Good for you for making lemonade... Can't wait to see it all finished. I love Kansas Troubles fabrics.

  7. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. It's been a few years since I've done any quilting. Hopefully I'll be able to find the time to do so. I hope you and yours had a wonderful Thanksgiving. hugs ~lynne~

  8. That is a stunning block!

  9. Wow...4 1/4 inch block....that is little! The quilt will be lovely!