Getting All My Finished Quilt Blocks The Same Size

Yellow & Gray Quilt Blocks

It’s A New Day Full Of Hope & Promise

As I quilt to heal from the death of a childhood friend, cousin and president of my alumni high school graduating class, today I’m squaring up 30 quilt blocks.  The blocks are repurposed from a quilt I was using to teach new quilters.  Part of my squares are layer cake size, and others are 10 ½” squares.  I’m using HSTs.  Some blocks have improvisational piecing.  I can square up the blocks to 9 ¼” inches.

I begin by sorting the blocks by size.  Using the smallest blocks, an Omni-Grid square, and a rotary cutter, I create a straight edge on one side of the block.  Once one side is trimmed, I place the straight cut edge on a line on my cutting mat and square up a second side.  With two sides trimmed, I can place the two sides on the lines of my cutting mat and trim the third and fourth sides.  I have thirty blocks. So I make myself comfortable and trim the remaining 29.

Stay Tuned For Quilt Assembly ….

Published by Carola Jones, Artist

Indigenous Artist, Writer, Designer | Internet Techie | Pow Wow Dancer | Lover of Dyeing Cloth Especially With Indigo, Madder & Marigold | 4th Generation Hand Embroidery & Sewing Enthusiastic | Working Traveler | NC Toisnot & Mattamuskeet Tuscarora & FL Seminole | Algonquin Gullah Mixed Blood

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