Another quick post today. Just showing off a bit of progress I’ve made on a new quilt. This is called a “Modern Plus Quilt” and it consists of two rainbow jelly rolls and some black cotton fabric. Because I don’t have an entire room for design layout this quilt was made all “seat-of-my-pants” style. That means I basically winged it and worked on a couple of rows at a time instead of creating 9 blocks and sewing those up. I am not done with it yet and after taking photos I was able to add the side borders which I’ll show in a future post. The blocks are 2 1/2″ square and I ended up using 630 to finish the top before stopping. There’s still a bit of leftover squares and I’d like to use those all up somehow in the border (hence why I haven’t quite finished it up all the way…)
It looks pretty good so far and it’s currently the size of a twin blanket. Adding the larger borders that I plan on will put it somewhere between a twin and a double/full sized blanket.
So I ended up with the bitty leftover scraps from cutting all those 2 1/2″ blocks and decided to try my hand at a mini quilt. I really do hate wasting fabric and this was the first of many I think. There’s a lot of scraps that I’ve saved in a “later use” box that I now know what to do with!
These are the 1 1/2″ blocks that have been sewn into half square triangles.
Here it is in all of its messy glory. I had a hard time controlling the sewing because I’ve never attempted something this small in size. The other reason I really wanted to do this mini quilt is because I have plans to make this same style half square triangle quilt in an adult size quilt… Maybe even a full sheet if I’ve got the time/energy.