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Pick-up Sticks Quilt 3 Just for Fun

Pick-up Sticks Quilt 3

With only 71 quilts in progress (38 quilt tops finished and 33 projects in the works), I thought I should start another quilt!

This one is called Pick-up Sticks and I have made it twice before – one is a finished quilt and one is a UFO that still needs backing, batting and quilting.

I had a whole stack of 5-inch squares that I have been eyeing for quite some time. They were cut when I made the first two Pick-up Sticks quilts. They happened to be stored in a little bin that had some pretty medium pink floral strips I picked up at a yard sale that were irregularly cut. I decided to pair that fabric with my squares and make a new Pick-up Sticks Quilt.

Pick-up Sticks Quilt 3
Pick-up Sticks Quilt 3 with light, fun fabrics!

The whole quilt is made from 5-inch squares cut in half, then a rectangle of contrasting fabric is sewn between the two halves to make a 5-inch square! It has a pretty, triangle-shape border you make using half-square-triangle-squares. I can’t wait to see this one done!

EDIT 03-08-2024: The quilt top is done.

Pick-up Sticks Quilt 3
Pick-up Sticks Quilt Top 3 Completed 03-08-2024 Measures 76.5 x 90 inches.

The pattern is from Fons & Porter’s magazine, October 2011 issue. It was featured on the cover and it is one of the first patterns that I followed to make a quilt.

Fons & Porter’s Magazine, October 2011 issue with Pick-up Sticks Quilt pattern

And you know I am not working on just one project. I also sewed the blocks for my daughter’s 2nd 3 and 5 doggy quilt. I have the blocks all organized into rows and ready to sew together to get the second quilt top finished. I have one top done for her already and I am getting ready to quilt it. I am making her two using the same fabrics and they are doggy quilts because she will use them to cover her good quilts on her bed to keep her dog from laying on them.

Here is a peak at that project.

Leah's 3 and 5 Quilt 2
Leah’s 3 and 5 Quilt 2 – the blocks are stacked and ready to sew into rows

Remember sewing friends, “every quilter has a masterpiece inside” so get in that sewing room and start stitching!

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