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.