Friday, December 7, 2012

What to do with 5" squares

    Somewhere along the way I ran across this handy chart  from the Moda Bake Shop  with ideas on using 5" squares.  Since I have a large stash / box of 5 " squares, it seemed like a good time to put them to use.
   A few years ago I designed a simple quilt in EQ5 that used hsts and 4 patch units.  And these 5 " squares will work perfectly for this quilt.  It is totally scrappy---anything goes---and the size will just depend on the number of blocks I can get out of the scrap squares.   It is also a  quilt that relies on placement by  value, using mainly dark and light value fabrics.  A few mediums will work themselves in for some variety, of course.
  Waste not and a new FO for next year.....I'm already breaking my own rules because I plan on starting Bonnie's mystery quilt too.  Help!  Happy stitching.

7 comments:

  1. I have one of those charts saved too - gave one to my daughter, also - she uses it a lot for quick baby quilts. Have fun - rules were made to be broken.

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  2. I too have a plan for my box/stash of squares. I have mostly 5 inch squares but there are some that are a bit larger. I was thinking of pairing them up with another square of one colour and cutting them into half square triangles. Nothing unique but one can do so much with the settings.

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  3. Thanks for the link to the chart. That will come in handy!
    *LOL* I don't do mysteries, but last year when Orca Bay was revealed I was smitten. I had to make it! Now I am watching Easy Street, knowing after the reveal I will pull fabric and hop on board--but I still won't do it while it is a mystery (don't have time during the holidays anyway). But I will admit I am itching to start cutting. I've printed and saved all of the clues so far.

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  4. Thanks for the chart. I remembered seeing it earlier, but had forgotten about it.
    I don't usually do mystery quilts, but I'm currently doing a Row Along and Easy Street. Two. And I'm pretty excited about both. I went to a Bonnie Hunter Trunk Show and saw her Orca Bay quilt and it was beautiful. So I had to jump on board for Easy Street.

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  5. My plan for next year is to work through the WiPs/UFOs but I'm sure I'll be starting a few new projects too!

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  6. Enjoy your new projects! It looks like you have two good ones to get started on.

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  7. They will be wonderful.Have fun sewing them!

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