Type of item: Functional
Leftover strips from three sets of Bali Pops: Mulberry, Strawberry Fields, and Watermelon.
What was your inspiration?
Saw a video on Magic Squares - thought it would be interesting to try - did a sample block using scraps, then went to my stash and found leftover strips from three sets of Bali Pops - enough to make a lap quilt.
What are you most proud of?
While not perfect, the points are the closest I've come to getting them exact - maybe on the next quilt.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
I didn't assemble the small blocks into larger blocks, instead, I assembled them along the diagonal when I pieced the quilt top. However, I did quilt in the hoop on the horizontal/vertical which allowed me to quilt the edge triangles as part of the overall quilting rather than do something separately with them. There are a lot of places where precision is required - in first piecing the strips together, then cutting them into 8 1/2" squares, again when you sew the squares together and cut them again, and finally when you assemble the resulting 5 1/2" squares! So perfect points is not going to happen throughout the quilt - you will have to do some fudging.