I've been working on a few quilts from the unfinished pile this summer. This quilt came about because I needed to know how many blocks could be made from one jelly roll (not including the center square). The Court House Steps block is about 21 inches square and the number of blocks turned out to be six. After finding that out, it got piled on to the rest of the unfinished and I moved on to the Steps to the Sea Quilt for the Moda Bake Shop in January.
Started in again in July. There were a lot of strip scraps left over after making the big quilt blocks so I made some flying geese blocks. Still more scraps were left from the geese blocks, very small triangles. They got sewn into half-square triangles and then into the row of pinwheels you see near the top of the quilt. Center squares and borders are a beautiful batik from my stash and finished size is about 66 x 77. Although you can't see the quilting, it's an overall lace pattern. So much fun to get one out of the pile and finished. Even more fun to give it to Andrea for her birthday.
Next in the pile - finishing up a hand quilting project using vintage Yukata (summer weight kimono cotton) We'll see if it gets done or something else gets started.
Here's a super easy baby quilt idea. This one sews up fast and is fun in bright tropical colors. It has a modern look but uses prints instead of solids. Download the free quilt instructions using the button at the top of the photo.
You can use leftover jelly roll strips for this or cut strips from your stash; 24 strips, 2.5" x width of fabric, 32 flying geese blocks, and 2, 1/2 square triangles. This modern Hawaiian baby quilt finishes out at approx. 44" x 50" and can be quilted very simply.
The quilt in the picture was donated to the Kauai Quilt Guild. A great group of quilters celebrating their 10th anniversary this year. Have fun and make it bright!