This free pattern, Floating 8, came to me by way of one of the quilting blogs I belong to. Time often dictates a glance with blog email and a quick turn to the next page. I suspected the blocks were cut at 5″ (they are) and this would be a great way to use up some excess and orphan charm squares.
The shopping list for this pattern suggests 8 assorted fat quarters. The sample quilt appears to be made from a single fabric line and I find the flower border on the sample very inspirational. My fabric archives desperately need thinning out so I went scrappy with my blocks of eight. The white background was a bargain bin purchase from All About Fabrics.
This quilt finished at 68″ X 86″. My fabric archives include 4″ blocks. I wonder what that would look like? Should I use five 4″ blocks or go with four 4″ blocks? I may have to make one block and ask my friends for advice.
Floating 8 will be given to Logan Lap Quilters for the charity program.
(In error, I originally posted this to a blog I manage vice my personal page.)