Scrappy Batik 16-Patch is in the Done Pile!

It’s done! I sewed the final four horizontal seams after our walk this evening. This is my 15th finished quilt top since the pandemic started a year ago.

I had another webinar this morning and took the computer into my sewing room so I could get the ten rows for this quilt top pinned in pairs as I listened and watched. I actually got all ten rows pinned and the five pairs sewn during the webinar … and managed to join in the conversation online! It was a productive hour!

Here’s the five sets of two rows all sewn together and pressed.

It feels so good to have this done and it seems like it went together really quickly.

Here’s the two final sections all pinned and accordion folded… ready to sew the final seam.

As I was pressing the final seam I was admiring all the beautifully pressed seam allowances on the back. It’s really pretty when it comes together nicely!

These blocks are made from 2.5 inch strips. I followed the excellent tutorial for sixteen patch blocks on the Exuberant Color website. If you don’t follow the Exuberant Color blog, you should! Wanda’s tutorial makes these blocks so easy to make.

Here’s a close up of the quilt top. These blocks are so pretty when they’re all sewn together. I’m so glad I finally got brave enough to make a sixteen patch. And now I can’t force myself to make a quilt that isn’t made from 2.5 inch strips!

Our walk this evening was the first one we’ve had this year that took place in daylight… and it was wonderful!!!

This is our last nice day before the rain settles back in for the next ten days. It was wonderful while it lasted.

6 Replies to “Scrappy Batik 16-Patch is in the Done Pile!”

  1. Job well done! It looks lovely on the bed. Now …. Please continue working on Ice Storm! I can’t wait to see those blocks up on your design wall. I’ve already pulled the fabrics for mine and I’m going to work along with you. Today I’m going to start pressing these fabrics to get them ready for the Accuquilt cutter.

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    1. My next goal is to finish assembling the scrappy KFC trip quilt so I can get it off the design wall and get the Ice Storm blocks up there. It’s about 1/3 of the way assembled. The blocks don’t go together as quickly as the 16 patches because the seams don’t match as nicely. So I have to repress some blocks, and manually match and carefully pin some seams. But I’m determined that I will finish it next! I’m itching to move onto a new project!

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