Sunday, June 15, 2014

Scrap buster ...

WIP Fan Quilt

It's graduation time again … and my niece is graduating from high school next week!

I saw this pin in Pinterest -- and knew what Kaitlin's grad quilt would have to be!  The inspiration quilt has 6.5" blocks.  I wanted it to go a bit bigger … so my squares are 10.5" and I used paper piecing to create the blocks and keep the fabric from stretching.

I must admit, making paper pieced scrap quilts is not my favorite thing to do … but I do LOVE how they turn out.  The picture above shows the 10.5" blocks after I had removed the paper, but before I sewed them together (which I accomplished today).

Today's a bitter-sweet day.  It's Father's Day … and while I am blessed to still have my dad with us, it was one of my first calls to him where it was clear that the Alzheimer's is taking it's toll.  The long goodbye is not going to be easy …

Dad -- at his 80th Birthday party in 2013
Hope you all had a great day … and for those dad's out there … hope it was a special day.

All the best.


  1. so very sad about your dad . . . God bless you and your family

  2. I can't wait to see the finished quilt. Your blocks are awesome!

  3. I have never heard it called the long goodbye before. How very true ��


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