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Friday, June 29, 2012

Quilt squares rescued and given new life.....

Previously I posted about finding two partially completed quilt projects.

One was a toddler quilt that I rescued and completed.  I was able to quilt and bind it with the extra pieces of batting left over from the teacher quilts.

Here it is finished:

Well, the other quilt project was a twin quilt pattern made from The Yellow Brick Road pattern.  It was a cat fat quarter pattern made originally to match one on Amanda's bed.  But it was put away while we sold the old house and forgotten about for almost three years.

Here is what I found sealed in the basement:

Squares ready to be assembled

So I assembled all the squares.  All 65 squares were ready to be sewn together as a quilt top.  But I had the teacher quilts.

By the time the teacher quilts were completed, I was feeling the need for another peasant skirt, not another quilt......I love long, full skirts and they are hard to find as long as I like them.

Made this well-loved skirt last year
So I bought fat quarters to make myself a patchwork peasant skirt.....and started cutting....and cutting....takes a lot of 6 inch squares to cover this hinny. :D  And then it dawned on me!!!!  I had squares already assembled!  Waiting to find new life!!!!

So I plotted.  Did some math.....not my strong point....doubted myself....reworked the math....and then started sewing, and sewing, and sewing.  Again, takes a lot of material.....

I did not want to deal with trying to create a waistband with all those 1/4'' seams from the quilt, so I added a band of material at the top which became my border of the quilt.

Then gathered all the rows........

Hemming, again with all those 1/4'' seams from the quilt squares....what to do....what to do?  Quilt binding!!!  After all, this is a quilt-based skirt.

And after all is said and done, this is what I ended up with:

I am in love.  I do wish I had used one more quilt square in the first tier and increased from there for the next three.  The first tier is not as loose as I would like but it still looks pretty!


  1. Wow! You are amazing, Judye, just amazing!

  2. Thanks Val! I wore it on Friday and loved it!!!!