|Counterpane blocks, all sewn together!|
(note! along the way, I discovered that my charm squares were not 5" x 5", but more like 5-1/4" square! so if you get some, you might want to double-check their size!)
A while back, (oh, my goodness, it was almost a year ago!) I tried out a quick sew technique, here,
and I decided to do a bigger project with it.
Basically the idea is to sew all the squares together, and then cut finished blocks from the large gridded piece.
So, I sewed four sections of blocks, 4 columns by 10 rows. So although I jumbled up all my charm squares, each pack would yield one 4x10 unit.
Next, I cut off half the block from the left side, and sewed it to the right side. Then I cut half the top row off and sewed it to the bottom.
|this blocked off area shows where the individual block will appear|
|so then you can cut the section apart to get 10 finished Counterpane blocks! Yay!|
|all 40 blocks with sashing|