That is how many squares I cut this weekend.

352 squares

I painfully, well not really painful... it was more visually delightful, cut into my Amy Schimler fabric.  I'm finally starting one of the quilts for the boys room that I mentioned a few months back.  After much deliberation over the whirlygiggle or the zig zag, the J-man decided on some zig for his zag and the timing couldn't have been better.   Amy is hosting a quilt along over at the oldredbarn on flickr complete with lots of pics and instructions to help me along my way, strength in numbers right? 


This quilt will be a twin size so I had to make some adjustments to the
instructions but nothing too strenuous.  I want more zig zags so
instead of the 9"  blocks, I cut 5" blocks and doubled my amount.
Hence the 352.  That's a whole lot of piecing folks and I can still say
that smiling :)


  1. wow!!! is a big bunch of squares!! love those fabrics! i think looks great in a boys room!

  2. Keep smiling~ this is going to be great!

  3. Wow, what a lovely stack! I found your blog via Craft and I'm really enjoying it. Your Don't Get Out of Bed pants are wonderful-I'd love to link to them if you don't mind.

  4. Like Rachael I made my way here from Craft and your Don't Get Out of Bed Pants. What a super duper quilt that is going to be for your son!!!! Looks like you did some nice cutting. :-)

  5. Hi Rachel,
    I don't mind if you link to the pants at all! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoy the tutorial.

  6. Wow, you know you're insane, right ;) Anywho, Did you listen to anything in particular while cutting those squares?

  7. The boys room has a nature theme going on so the prints will go perfectly. I can wait to get more done on this quilt.

  8. Hi Julie,
    Welcome here and thanks for stopping by. The cutting is always the hardest part for me...labor intensive.

  9. Simone,
    Yeah, I know...insane but happy :)
    Actually I was watching, more like listening, to the JFK movie...you know the Oliver Stone one.


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