Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Lego Quilt Top and a Finish

       In 2012 I made a twin size Lego quilt for our VA’s new Hospice Unit. (You can see it here.)   I recently decided to make a smaller Lego comfort top for my church quilt group.  I raided our stash of 2 ½” squares, bars and strips with an analogous color theme ( same as the first). I wish I had done a little more planning for ease. 
      I started by piecing rows that would measure 12 ½”. I arranged the rows so that very few seams would match. 

 I pieced 20 blocks that should have measured 12 ½” unfinished and usually I don’t have a problem with my seam allowance; however, this time I did. I know the stash of pieces were cut by many different people and they were not all equally accurate.  I ended up having to square blocks to 12 ¼”.     The first time I used this pattern, I joined blocks with sashing of similar colors.  This time I joined the blocks without sashing.  Because I trimmed blocks, some seams don’t match.  I hope the recipient will not care about unmatched seams. Right now the top measures 49.5” by 59”.  I may add a border so it will finish a little larger.

   Here is the final picture of the chopped fans quilt. I turned it in at church quilt group today. 

Enjoy some time sewing and quilting!

1 comment:

  1. The Lego quilt is fabulous and I'm sure that the recipient will only see the beauty! Only us quilters see the creative differences.