November One Monthly Goal – #44

Are you ever in the mood to just do a quick quilt.  I was ready to do some simple sewing.  HSTs are my favorite and if I do say so myself I am pretty good making them and matching the seams.

This quilt pattern caught my eye over the summer.  The big pieces would really show off some great fabric.

My friend Rose at Something Rose Made surprised me with  gift of some of her orphan fabric.  I was thrilled to see some Me & My sisters early fabrics.  Since I’ve only been quilting for a few years, these were very new to me.  These 10 FQs were the chosen ones.

I bet you are all thinking she is going to use white to go with these FQs.  Normally you would be right, but I have a few yards of a Kona Gray, not sure which gray, but it is gray.  Surprise!


Off I go to cut fabric and make HSTs.  Simple right.  Wait a minute, bigger doesn’t really mean quicker.  Is that a question or a statement.

The squares are cut from each fat quarter at 16 7/8.  I don’t have a ruler that big, so I fold the FQ into quarters and cut my square.  Do you think I should measure each block after I cut them?  Probably should  have.


My HSTs look beautiful, too bad they aren’t consistent in size.

So I put the project aside for a bit, contemplating the best way to square each block.  After a few days, I decide to buy a new ruler, a bigger ruler.  My LQS is very small and doesn’t have many notions, so no ruler there.  So onto the net,  I find a 20.5 square ruler $60, oh no too much.  I keep looking and find a 16.5 ruler, Creative Grids no less, for $34.95.  It didn’t take much to convince myself that the 16.5 would be good.  Love Amazon Prime!  Two days it was delivered.

After I trimmed each block to a consistent size I was ready to piece this quilt.  A few of the points got cut off in the trimming, but I moved forward, this quilt will not be perfect.  I really do like the big HSTs.


For anyone that made it to the end of my story, my November OMG is to quilt and bind this quilt.

Linking up with

Elm Street Quilts – OMG November

Sew Fresh Quilts – Let’s Bee Social




  1. Kathleen McCormick
    November 1, 2017 / 10:02 am

    They look great and what a fun way to use great fabric! Looking forward to see it finished.

  2. November 1, 2017 / 10:14 am

    All pretty. I love that flying geese pattern also. Hey, sometimes I don’t measure every block, lol.

  3. Mary D
    November 1, 2017 / 12:31 pm

    I ended up ordering my ruler for this particular quilt from WalMart at around $35.00. It is a quick quilt to make. Love the prints you used.

  4. November 2, 2017 / 8:41 am

    It’s looking good! Can’t wait to see the finish! (I love Amazon Prime!)

  5. November 2, 2017 / 9:55 am

    Hi Jan,
    Oh my – you are hilarious! I am following you just to keep up with your antics! HAHA – no, you surprised the heck out of me with the gray. And early Me and My Sister fabric – what a gem that is!! I love them but hadn’t seen that particular earlier pattern. NICE! Rose is a gem, too. And of course one would ASSUME that the blocks are all the same size, right? After all, no mistakes are ever made in quilting. Never. ~giggle~ This is a great November OMG! ~smile~ Roseanne

  6. Rose Mikulski
    November 2, 2017 / 1:43 pm

    I’m glad my Problem Sister solved her problem; your geese are really flying. Seriously, I think the sisters need to do a QAL.

  7. November 2, 2017 / 1:45 pm

    Fun big HST blocks. Thanks for linking up with Elm Street Quilts One Monthly Goal and good luck with your project.

  8. November 3, 2017 / 2:05 am

    Love the big blocks. Shows off the pretty fabrics.

  9. November 6, 2017 / 6:02 pm

    LOL, I have done that before! But any excuse to buy a new ruler is a good one. Bigger does seem to go faster, but all that bias, oh my! Love your bright colors in there too.

  10. November 14, 2017 / 10:05 am

    I love it!! THe colors are so bright and pretty against that gray!

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