There were some larger pieces like quarter and half yards, but much of it had been cut into in shapes like bodices or facings or collars, so I had to really be creative to find the grain line and then to figure out what size square I could come up with.
I tried to stick with a color theme, but soon I realized that to get best use of the fabric I would need to focus on size. So I created stacks of 8" down to 5" squares.
I ended up strip piecing some of the larger blocks to have enough.
Right now I have enough to make 6 tops. I have finished piecing the two made from 8 inch squares
(Might as well start with the easy ones first, right?)
One in pink and purple
One in RW&B
I just love the cupcakes and stripes and pink cows and purple butterflies.
The lady who organizes this project for our guild made 80 of these quilts in one month using 6 inch blocks and she quilted and bound them as well. She must be one with her Bernina!
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