Tuesday, August 9, 2011


But with two bits of fabric you can start a quilt. 
Add two more, etc and etc, and you can end up with this:
I call this Quilt Pattern "Sweet Sixteen Gets Kissed". 
This is is my own pattern.  I made it from the trash I would have normally thrown away.  For years I have been cutting the tiny trash into squares and throwing them into a bag.  I had no idea what I was going to do with them.

I decided I needed to use the bag of 2" squares I accumulated. I have the need to control the outcome of my projects so sorted the squares (next batch I will sort as I go..lol).  I am not one who can just grab in a bag of of darks and a bag of lights and sew.  I would obsess when I pulled out a dark that it did not match with the light I pulled out.  The sorting began. I made a light bag and a dark bag of each color family. 

The squares were joined into four patch segments and the four patches were joined into a 16 patch block.  Then I constructed blocks the same size as the finished 16 patch block with a square in each corner which kisses the corner of the sixteen patch blocks.
Hence the name "Sweet Sixteen Gets Kissed".

The construction of these blocks is fairly elementary but I have a couple of techniques which made the top lay nicer.  I believe it will help with the quilting of the top. 

86" X 69"
Border sashing 6 1/2 inches unfinished. 

Construction techniques with pictures will follow in a blog titled:
"Sweet Sixteen Gets Kissed"
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Kathy ... aka Nana said...

I can't find the blog post with the techniques for construction of those blocks. I love that quilt ... scrappy with just enough control to suit my personal taste. I've got some scraps that I won't use anywhere else ... that might make a pretty Sweet Sixteen Gets Kissed quilt and am interested in you techniques.

P.S. I'm way over on the other side of the St. Louis Metro area ... over in Madison County, IL. And I always enjoy your emails on the Quiltville Chat group list.

Bonnie said...

This is a great scrap buster -- I like that you used a limited palette rather than trying to put all sorts of colors in. Although I think it would work very well with totally unplanned -- it would look very different though. Thanks for sharing.

Sheepish said...

Kathy, thank you for your accolades. I will be working on the instructions this week (february 11, 2013).

Bonnie, Thank you. The quilt wasn't a planned project it just happened. The sorting of the fabrics in color bags gave me the idea.