How Many Squares?This is my entry for the first Project Quilting challenge, Square in a Square. My block is entitled, “How Many Squares?” puzzle block inspired by the viral Facebook phenomenon of the same name. Do you know how many squares are in this block (not including the border or binding)?

I’ve been working with a lot of solids lately and Tula Pink inspired my favorite colour palette; orange, turquoise and coral. The block itself measures 12″ x 12″ however with a border and binding, measures 16.5″ x 16.5″


“How many squares?” quilt block

How Many Squares in Fig

How Many Squares in Fig

Today I discovered Project Quilting through Pretty Lady Baby‘s blog. Remarkably, they’re in their fourth season, how did I not know about this?? For their kick-off, the first challenge is A Square in A Square. What better block to enter than my “How Many Squares” puzzle block? So this morning, I chose a colour palette from Design Seeds, selected my fabrics and went to work following my own directions.

Thankfully my pattern seems to be correct and the block went together quickly. The most difficult task in this process was laying out the colours. In addition to the original palette, I added Kona Snow and Ash. To set the block off, I added a big, chunky 4.5″ border on all sides in Kona Slate.

My next decision will by how to quilt this. I’m thinking using perle cotton and hand quilting. What do you think?
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