Sunday, June 9, 2019

Stitching and DeStashing--Quilt Top Finished!

One of my quilting goals for last week was to finish joining all of the Woven Squares blocks together and add the borders. Believe it or not, it actually got done--I now have a finished quilt top! I'd hoped to get some good outdoor photos of it, but it has been too grey and rainy here.

Woven Squares, 59.25" x 75.25"

The Woven Squares pattern was originally published in Fons and Porter's Easy Quilts magazine, Winter 2016. It is also available on their website 
HERE. My version has 48 blocks in it, rather than the 80 blocks of the original pattern. I needed to add borders to bring mine up to the right size for a Quilt of Valor. There wasn't enough of the RWB stripe fabric for a wider border, so I ended up adding a pieced border that extends the blue rings around the outside edges of the design. You might be able to see the seam in the lighter blue segment next to the striped border in the following photo--that is where the pieced border was added. 

This quilt was made entirely from my stash! That is such a good feeling. The background fabric and the stripe in the border are now used up--I might need to look for some more of that wonderful RWB stripe. I'm sharing with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge since I used stash/scraps for this, and our color of the month is dark blue. Total fabric used for the quilt borders was 1.375 yards (yardage for the blocks was counted last week.) No new fabric was added over the past week! 

Used last week:                        1.375 yards
Used year to date:                      20.0 yards
Added last week:                          0.0 yards
Added year to date:                   27.75 yards
Net stashed year to date:        7.75 yards

Kate's 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces has us tracking how many days each week we get in at least 15 minutes of quilting time. My push to finish this quilt top had me spending well over 15 minutes on quilting each day.

15 Minute Challenge:  
6/2 - 6/8                  7 of 7 days
2019 Total         147 of 159 days

Check out more stash reports at quiltpaintcreate and join the 15 Minutes to Stitch challenge at Life in Pieces. I'm also linking up with the Rainbow Scrap Challenge at So Scrappy, Oh Scrap! at Quilting is more fun than Housework, Design Wall Monday at Small Quilts and Doll Quilts, Monday Making at Love, Laugh, Quilt and Moving It Forward at Em's Scrapbag.

Happy quilting everyone!

Julie in GA


  1. I love looking at those quilts, but I did not enjoy the slicing involved, unless you used another pattern for it. Very pretty

  2. The border and background was perfect! How nice that it was already in your stash. Thanks for linking up with Oh Scrap!

  3. That is such an interesting pattern, and the background fabric you used is perfect! Congratulations on getting it all sewn together!

  4. What a fun quilt pattern!! It looks lovely in your red, white, and blue color scheme. Congrats on your newly completed quilt top!!

  5. Your woven squares quilt is so beautiful! Great pattern and great color scheme to go with it.

  6. Wonderful QOV! And great use of that stash! Good for you!

  7. Ooh, the border fabric is PERFECT!

  8. Hooray, Julie! We both finished up quilts recently! Your QoV is beautiful and some veteran is going to feel so loved. Great job! (The fact that it ALL came from your stash is extra delightful!)

  9. Yay! for a great finish! Love the striped border. Thanks for sharing with Moving it Forward!

  10. Well done, it's beautiful!!! Great job with the border!

  11. I guess I missed this post. Love your Woven Squares. The pieced border was an inspired idea. Congrats on working in the stitching time and the stash busting.


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