Quick Quilts…Yes, QUICK! November 8, 2014November 18, 2014 doodletLife Hand made quilts sprinkle a home with love and are well, just lovely. But how to find the time to create these cozy works of art…The Secret…SIX INCH SQUARES. Step One: Select your favorite fabric patterns and textures – with a rotary cutter, cut the fabric into 6 1/4″ x 6 1/4″ squares. Stack squares in a pile ready to build. Step Two: With the width and length of the quilt decided, sew the squares together into rows, then sew row to row. You’re building. A cat friend may help with the construction, then again, maybe not. Keep going…everyone is still asleep and you’re building a masterpiece. Who knew dapper Rubber Ducks loved French Art Nouveau Toile? Shhh…take a break with coffee and an English. Now make a quilt sandwich; top, middle batting, bottom fabric of your choice. Fold the bottom fabric over to the top for a border. It frames the quilt and keeps everything in place. Stitch around the border, then “stitch-in-the-ditch”. Your results may not be like this award winning piece from the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta… No, probably not…but your Six Inch Square Quilts are Quick, Cozy and completed in the wee hours of the morning… That, my friends, is the MAGIC.