Next Quilt for an Hour

Net Stash Reduction Goal for 2008 – 150 yards
Net Used to Date – 26 yards
Net Yards To Go – 124 yards


The main part of the quilt is done. I still have to finish the outer sashing and add the borders. The borders are going to be plain, straight borders. Here’s what it’s going to look like:


We will definitely do this as a Quilt for an Hour project. Here’s some things you need to know if you’re planning to do it with me.

1. Around the first of May, I’ll post fabric requirements. There will be a plan for using the stash so do not buy fabric! Do NOT buy fabric! Do NOT buy fabric!

2.  The first instructions will be posted on Monday, May 12.  Instructions are posted Monday through Friday, not on weekends.

3.  The “hour” increments are kinda rounded up or down.  This is not a race but simply a commitment to sew for one hour or one-half hour or whatever you can spare each day.  What takes me one hour may take some 1-1/2 hours and may take others 1/2 hour.

4. You will need the Tri-Recs ruler. I don’t often suggest special rulers for my patterns but if you haven’t used the Tri-Recs ruler, you’ll be amazed at how easily these stars are made and how easy it is to accurately piece the points.  And, to make it worth your while for buying it, I’ll do some more free patterns (eventually) for using the Tri-Recs rulers.

5.  You will need to know how to use the Tri-Recs ruler.  Here’s a tutorial I did a while back.   Do not be afraid to try it but be sure you’re comfortable with it by the time we start working on the quilt.

6.  The quilt, if made according to instructions, will finish at 53″ x 75″, which is approximately the size I need for the donation quilts I’m doing.  With the straight, non-pieced borders, this quilt will be very easy to make larger if desired.



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    Judy, this is a lovely quilt. I really hope I can have a chance to make it. I love the tri-recs rule, they really make these difficult triangles easy.

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    Gail says

    I fell in LOVE with this quilt pattern the first day you showed it, and am delighted you are offering it up as a free pattern. Also, so glad we can make it from stash as these are my favorite quilts. Hopefully my Easy Angle Rulers will work, as I don’t own the Tri Rec rulers.

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    Marie says

    Your quilt is beautiful! All your quilts are beautiful! I haven’t done a “quilt for an hour” yet but I think I will try this one. Thanks for doing this!

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    Oh I really like that one!!!! I may just save all your instructions since the movers and packers will be here soon. We are off to Ohio and I want my sewing machine to be waiting for me when I get there.
    Love the quilt!!!

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    I like this quilt, and I have plenty of stash fabric to make it! The only problem is that you start on the 12th of May, and I’ll be flying out to attend MQS all that week! I’ll be behind before I get started! You know that old saying, “The faster I go, the behinder I get”? Tis me! LOL.