Friday, March 29, 2013

Journey of 2,352 squares

A journey of 1,000 miles begins with a single step, and my Japanese quilt begins with little squares.  It’s a postage stamp quilt from Japanese indigo fabrics. It takes 49 of them to make a 10.5” block, and I want to make a quilt with 48 blocks. That’s 2,352 squares.
laying out pieces
Years ago I made a quilt using these fabrics in blocks that were about 8”x4”. The fabric store where I bought the fabrics wanted to promote the fabric line (Seven Islands) and so they hung my quilt in the store for awhile and gave me a big bag of the fabric. It’s been in a bin at the bottom of my closet for years. Somewhere along the line I cut the scraps into tiny squares.
Deciding that it was time to use it or get rid of it I began the journey. Eight blocks done, forty to go.
on design wall

1 comment:

  1. Oh My Goodness! This will be a true work of art when you finish it. My quilts are made as fast and easily as possible. I really admire your determination and effort.