" Do you not know?
Have you not heard???

The LORD is the everlasting GOD,
the Creator of the ends of the earth.

He will not grow tired or weary,
and His understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary,
and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint." Isaiah 40:28-31

"The Sovereign LORD has given me an instructed tongue, to know the word that sustains the weary.
He wakens me morning by morning, wakens my ear to listen like one being taught." Isaish 50:4

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dimensions of "nearly whole-cloth" baby quilt--2nd

I'm using today's post as a true web-log, to document, for myself, what the measurements are as I make this quilt.  I wish that I had done this on the first one, as this one is coming out a bit smaller.  I've had to guess, since that quilt is in Michigan or Florida, not sure which.

This quilt:
Center square--cut 1 @  20 1/2 inches.
White border frame--cut 4 @ 2 1/4 x 22 1/4. (actually, I marked them at this length measurement, then sewed and trimmed.)  I let each border extend past the quilt center one border's width, ala Judy's star construction.  Look closely at the photo below and you'll see what I mean.....that makes all 4 borders be cut at the same length, rather than 2 short and 2 long.
Corner triangles--cut 2 @ 19 inches square/slash once diagonally.

Top measures approximately 35 inches square before trimming up.....expected to finish at 34 inches square.

Sorry about the bad shot.......the deck's siding is showing through the quilt-top.

The quilting design in the corner triangles is not exactly the same as before, as these triangles are smaller than on the first quilt (you may not be able to make out the design from this photo).  Apparently, I started the other one with a bigger square than 20 inches, thereby causing the corner triangle to also be larger. 

I have the entire quilt marked for quilting now, and just need to see about a batting, iron the flannel backing fabric, and baste the quilt for hand-quilting !  I'll use a polyester batting for good quilting definition.


  1. Good to document! I should do that more often. I need to call a friend re: my snowgirl swap, because again, I did NOT write it down. *sigh*

  2. wow! that's a lot of time into this tiny quilt!

    I like the fabric, it's so soft and subtle!

  3. Dolly, you are a genius! I love your creativity and ability to follow through. That fabric is sooo lovely.

  4. I really like the fabric on the triangles, very pretty. Can't wait to see more of your gorgeous hand quilting!

  5. i must be crazy i thought your aunts quilt was one that you made from 5" squares and then did a big border, dah, i really pay attention

    it looks good


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