Whew! It's a hot one today. The plan was to work in the garden during the early morning hours, but after a little weeding and deadheading it was time for Plan B. (First bloom on the sugar snap pea plant)
Plan B was to finish the quilt top :: it's done!! I'll leave it hanging on the design wall for a bit while I ponder the finishing touches. The quilting always stumps me a little. While I yearn to be a hand quilter someday, I'm not quite there yet. This will be quilted on my home sewing machine and right now I'm envisioning lots of straight lines.
For the block below, I used this pattern courtesy of Quilt Magazine. You can download the PDF for cutting and piecing instructions. If you're inclined to try it out, notice that there is an error in the cutting directions. The 4 1/2" center square should be labeled "E".
You can find 89 or so more stash-busting patterns here. And, they're all free!!