Monday, January 2, 2017

Looking Out My Window (Quilt)

I call this quilt "Looking Out My Window".  
It just looks to me like windows in a big apartment building.

This quilt is another Sour Dough Quilt.  
Every time I have a new fabric on the cutting table I cut:

(1) 2-1/2" square for the center
(2) 2 x 2-1/2" rectangles and
(2) 2 x 5-1/2" rectangles

I throw the pieces in the "Windows Quilt" box and when I have a few cut then I pull out the box and whip up a few of the blocks.  Then I put it back on the shelf and continue adding more cut pieces over the next few months until I have enough to enjoy a few hours just sewing and catching up on Vikings!

The 2-1/2" squares get all mixed up across the quilt so even though you've used the same fabric in the center of one block you can use the rectangles of the same fabric with a different 2-1/2" square and place it somewhere across the quilt and it will not detract from how scrappy it looks.

I don't know if I have a single scrappy quilt that does not have duplicates of fabrics.  In fact, most of my quilts have fabrics duplicated numerous times.  
Still scrappy and happy!


  1. I've enjoyed looking at both of your blogs and all the quilt photos, love your scrappy approach! I have one like this I'm working on, definitely a work in progress. I think in your directions on piecing it should be 6 1/2 inch rectangles, instead of 5 1/2? Hope to see more of your quilt photos!

  2. Thank you, Nancy! I appreciate your interest and I love that you read the pattern instructions. This is a 5" finished block. The middle square finishes to 2" but the surrounding patches finish to 1-1/2", making the finished square 5", so the instructions are correct.

    Happy quilting!