Project QUILTING Square in a Square Challenge, A Closer Look, Part 2

With over 50 quilts to look at from the Square in a Square Challenge I’m going to break the groups down into 6 quilts per post.  I hope you enjoy looking at them!  Don’t forget to decide on your favorite quilt from this challenge, follow AnnieYoungArts blog and leave a comment on the giveaway blog post (HERE) to win an amazing print of one of her pieces.

Project QUILTING, A square in a square challenge, a closer look part 2

1.Droplet Quilting, 2. Lime Squares: angle, 3. Square in a Square in a Square Bag, 4. Square in a Square, 5. Square's the Beach?, 6. Erica B's Project QUILTING - Square in a Square Challenge Entry: Wholecloth Square in Square Created with fd's Flickr Toys


Quilter: Bending Pins

Droplet QuiltingHow Many Squares?

This is my final entry for the first challenge of Project Quilting Season 4. I'm Tabatha of BendingPins from Ontario, Canada. The finished quilt is 16.5" x 16.5" and was inspired by the Facebook puzzle, How many squares can you count in this image (not including the black border or binding).

Blogged here.

***Please stop by flickr (click on picture above) and give BendingPins a critique of her quilt!***


Quilter: For Quilts Sake

Lime Squares art quilt

"Lime Squares"

Made by Pam Geisel of For Quilts Sake in Yellow Springs, Ohio, Jan. 2013 for Project Quilting Season 4, Challenge 1, "A Square in a a square...".

12" x 12”

My creative process and how I made it:

25 small 1/2" lime squares are placed slightly angled in (on top of) 25 1-1/4" colored batik squares that are arranged so the colors blended from an orange brown to red to purple to blue to green. Every other colored square is inside a square quilted with white thread.

The squares are quilted through the center in both directions with lime green thread, which attaches them to the background, allowing the corners of the colored squares to float up.

The quilt is 12" square and is wrapped around stretcher bars making it 3/4" deep. Tiny lime green seed beads are sewn where the quilting lines cross on the lime green squares.


Quilter: mj_klapperich

Square in a Square in a Square Bag

Square in a Square in a Square Bag

made in MN by Mary K


Quilter: mrswickman

Square in a Square

Square in a Square

I was cleaning up my sewing room getting ready for this project, and found my bag of scraps. I pulled out all the pink scraps I could find, and the white was leftover from a baptism dress I made a few years ago. I wanted to make something for my daughter for Valentines Day. But, it had to be a smaller project. I have a program called "Sew Precise" that I use with my high school students. So I decide to use it. I actually made them during class, while they were working on their project. One of the students in my other class saw it, and decided to sign up for sewing class!!!

By the way, I live in Appleton, WI. This is my first challenge, I too, needed something to force myself to work in the sewing room. I teach at Kimberly High School - the Family and Consumer Economics department (home ec) My favorite class to teach is the sewing class. Now that I have a grand daughter, I am also inspired to make things for her too! Wish there were more hours in a day. Coasters are 4.5 inches square.

This is the first time I have used flickr, so not sure I am doing it correctly. Anyway, I teach full time, and do not have a whole lot of time, but I really wanted to do at least one of the challenges. So I made my daughter a couple Valentine day coasters. I used scrap fabric from a quilt as well as the white fabric which was from a baptism gown. I used rayon thread for the quilting. I love making these coasters, they are quick and easy and so useful. My students loved them, one of the girls even plans on signing up for class next year. So, that in itself is worth making them!!! Thanks.

***Please stop by flickr (click on picture above) and give mrswickman a critique of her quilt!***


Quilter: Mama Eggo

Square's the Beach?

"Square's the beach?"

Week 1 - square in a square
Size: approx 39" x 49"

I took inspiration from a few quilt photos I found online. This was being made to be given as a gift for a friend's baby shower. She is doing a beach theme for the nursery, so I picked the colors / fabrics to go with that. The base square (built from a rectangle and two squares) on those quilts had sashing in between each piece. I was hoping to make mine a little less complicated, so just did it as a border. I wanted to emphasize the "square in a square" so I did a few accent squares using darker border fabric. I usually make clothes or simple patchwork quilts, so this was a step up from what I've made before. It's definitely not perfect, but I'm really happy with how it turned out! I quilted some squares (easiest to see on the photos of the back and the close-ups) to continue the square in a square theme.

I create in Cosmopolis, WA in my home studio while my two little munchkins are sleeping! :)

Quilter: Erica B

Erica B's Project QUILTING - Square in a Square Challenge Entry: Wholecloth Square in Square

Wholecloth Square in a Square

Size: 24" x 24"
I live in Rutland, Vermont, and came up with the idea for this
thread-painted square in a square while doodling this week

-Erica B


The next ‘Closer Look’ will be posted SOON!


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