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4 square blocks, strip piecing
Instructions2-1/2 inch squares sewn into a 4-square block, then strip pieced with sashing in between.
Type of item: Functional
What was your inspiration?
When my first son was about a year old, I wanted to make a quilt for his "big boy" bed, so I started this quilt. We moved, and I got sidetracked, and the pieces went into a box that I moved from house to house. Every time I unpacked I would find the box and vow to finish the quilt. Finally, I started seriously quilting and decided to finish this quilt come hell or high water. Of course, by the time I finished it, Alex was 22 years old and into an even bigger boy bed! :-) Once I finished the quilt, I couldn't bear to part with it - it was so nostalgic working with those fabrics again ... scraps from the curtains I made for my first house, Alex's baby clothes, etc. So I decided to make Alex another quilt and keep this one ... although we still refer to it as "Alex's quilt."
What are you most proud of?
That I finished it! Don't look too closely as I literally made every mistake possible when I made this. But I love it because it's a nice reminder of my past and my days as a new mom.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I literally just made this up as I went along. Be patient with yourself and don't give up just because something's not perfect. Even IMperfect quilts are beautiful!