Part 6 – Time to “Square Up!” Again…


It has been fun visiting your blogs! I’m still working through getting to all of them, but from what I have seen so far, your blocks are looking fantastic!  I spent some time squaring up my blocks again — this time to 6″ square blocks. You can choose whatever size you’d like, as long as they are square.  If you missed the first time we squared up our smaller blocks, here’s a quick tutorial.

Now remember how I said this was a “Make-It-Up-As-I-Go-Along-Quilt?”  Well, I wasn’t kidding – lol –  and now I’m trying to decide which of the 2 ideas I have will be the one I go with.  Hmmm….decisions, decisions…..

In the meantime, let’s square up those blocks and I promise to be ready really soon with the next step! Have fun!


I did say this would be a VERY scrappy quilt, right? Check out those fabrics — no rhyme or reason…just pure cuteness from the stash! 🙂 But I already have some ideas of some color schemes I want to do next… 🙂




Filed under Make-It-Up-As-You-Go Quilt, YCMT Sew Along

27 responses to “Part 6 – Time to “Square Up!” Again…

  1. TOO CUTE pinwheels… I really like the one that is front and center in the first picture!

    Can’t wait to get these squared up. Gonna work on that when the girls go to bed.

    Also need to figure out what to do for my 100th post give-away.


  2. yippie!!!!!!!! I can stop stalking your blog now 🙂 Love love love your fabrics!!!!!!

  3. ycmt

    Carol and Kelly – you two crack me up! One of my favorite blocks is the one that you like, too, Carol. I’m now thinking about making another one all out of reds/aquas.

    Kim 🙂

  4. Sazzie

    Kelly I am so glad that i am not the only ‘blog stalker”… great selection of fabrics

  5. Yeah! I too have been stalking a bit and anxiously waiting for the steps to be posted. I just hope it is something that I can use the extra squares I cut when I got a little too excited about this quilt. Ha!

  6. Kristin Chiccarine

    Oh my, I’m DYING for the next step. Sorry I don’t have a blog so that I can share my work. I’m too busy stalking others’ blogs!! Maybe one day….

  7. Kim,

    Those colors just look so happy and cheery…


  8. Me again…I posted some progress pics on my blogs if you want to check them out!

  9. I LOVE the colors Kim! It is scrappy, and too cute!

    I really need to get caught up! Hoping to do some of it tonight!

    Thanks for leading us!

  10. I’m catching up . . . I’m working on step two, right now. Of course, I only started two days ago, and we were gone most of yesterday. Thanks for the project. It’s great for me, since I’m still a beginner, and get paralyzed with indecision about what to do next. Thank you!

  11. Kelli

    Oooh, I love how scrappy it is. The quilt my great-grandmother gave my husband and me for our first anniversary is very scrappy with the only theme being lime green…guess she had a lot of it. If you look up close, sometimes the combinations seem odd, but when you see the whole thing, it is absolutely beautiful. I treasure having it! Maybe one day, with LOTS more practice, I’ll have a quilt someone will say that about! 😉 Thanks, Kim!

  12. I think it is going to turn out so cute Kim! I am still attempting to get caught up, but it will get done eventually! I can’t wait!

  13. I’m so glad we are taking it slow because now I have time to get caught up! Especially since I’m learning as I go….loving it!


  14. What lovely colorful fabrics in your quilts! I’ve been wanting to make a quilt, but chronic pain limits me. Come see the pages I’m making here though>

  15. whew! i am all caught up! can’t wait for the next step. i have to give you a big thank you, kim. i’ve done a couple of very small baby quilts before—just regular ol’ squares sewn to regular ol’ squares–and i was SOOOOOO bored. i swore off doing quilts. when you posted about this quilt-along using scrap materials i decided to try again. i have to admit i am loving it! and am already thinking about my next TWO quilts. (hello….mother’s day!)

  16. Man, I must be an over-achiever…I did the step the day it was posted and I’m stalking the blog again. Can’t wait to see what you’ve come up with Kim!

  17. Squared up and ready for step 7!!!

  18. Great Tutorial. This is my first quilt so I loved going step by step and learning from each one. I have taken photographs of the fabric pieces at each step and will be posting them in they next few days. Do let me know what you think about them.

  19. Jen

    I’m caught up too. (Have to say, this one did not qualify as my favorite step.)

  20. ok yep blog stalking too…. my refresh button is getting overused…. Am snowed in here today and would love nothing more than to sew instead of edit photos :)……..

  21. Lisa Heizenrader

    Haven’t started on sewing blocks together. This is my first quilt and my brain sometimes doesn’t grasp the concept oh did I mention my brain is pretty old. Your’s look great!!

  22. Nanny

    This quilt is so easy and the colors and patterns are great. I have many quilts from the 1800s and many of them are made in the same manner… no rhyme nor reason for the colors or patterns and no scheme/theme in the quilt. Thanks so much for the reminder of times gone past and memories of family long since passed.

  23. I FINALLY got my squares squared! I got my new rulers in the mail today. 🙂


  24. Ann

    Hi all,

    I too am enjoying this and cannot wait to see the end result. I just finished step 5 and noticed I am short some blocks and put 2 together wrong. I will fix in the morning.

  25. I too am becoming a blog stalker, I just love this project!!

  26. Amy

    Love this too, anxiously awaiting!!!

  27. Rachel Harper


    I’m fading fast..please post soon or risk losing me. I don’t want to be lost! HELP!!!!!!!!!

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