Gathering Quilt

By | March 29, 2020

I have been doing a lot of sewing this weekend – what else is there to do really? Housework? Well, I guess …  but quilting always wins over that if I have anything to say about it.

I have enough of my  Step Blocks (I decided to name them) to make both quilt layouts that I showed in my previous post. I liked both layouts so much I couldn’t choose between them so I made enough blocks to make both. I decided to make layout two first, which I’m calling the Gathering Quilt because all those small square make me think of people congregating in groups at say a party or a park.

Lessons learnt (learned to me always looks and sounds wrong – it’s my British ancestry) from making this quilt top:

  • Spin every seam possible
  • Like colours will end up next to each other no matter how hard you try to avoid it.
  • Backgrounds don’t have to be white, grey, beige or black.
  • There are a lot of 2″ squares in this quilt. Each block has 24 and there are 48 blocks  = 1,152 in this quilt alone
  • I’m a wee bit insane to like such little squares!

Insane or not, I’m pretty happy with the quilt!

5 thoughts on “Gathering Quilt

  1. Beth @ Cooking Up Quilts

    You are so right – backgrounds can be any color you want! I really like what you used for your background here. And yes, maybe you are a wee bit cray-cray to like working with all those small squares! LOL My sister made a quilt similar to this with 2″ squares. It look so nice on her bed. Your quilt is fabulous and I’m looking forward to seeing it quilted! Thanks for linking to MCM!

  2. Zafira

    This is one of the most beautiful quilts! The background really makes everything pop!
    #stayhome #staysafe ❤️

  3. Denise

    Oh wow, it looks great. So frustrating to have one word in a sentence pop out at you. Did I spell it wrong, do I need to add punctuation… Glad to see I am not alone. Thank you for linking up to Put your foot down.


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