I managed to hand off three blankets to Project Linus last month. I had a fourth almost done, and do you know, it's still almost done. The first one is not very kid like, but I saw this as an art quilt and I had a hankering to make it. I drew lines to make the diamonds, and everything matched up perfectly (funny how that works). The red plaid flannel on the back worked well, and it was a donation scrap. I love when things like that work out.
Next, I made a blanket using a piece of fabric called "Fiestaware." It was definitely older, dated fabric, but I thought it would work well for the pattern I was using, the original of which used different colored squares of fabric sewn together. Using this fabric eliminated a lot of sewing. Honestly, I did not care for this fabric, but it was created by a quilter/designer well-known back in the day, so I felt like I owed it to her to make something with it. I do have a lot left over, but I'm moving that along at the next fabric swap.
Even though I keep wanting to use some of my newer fabric, I get waylaid by older fabric. I had these three prints that I wanted to use together for awhile, so I decided to throw them together. I tied them off with buttons, which I know makes people worry in case kids swallow them, but this is for a bigger kid and I decided I was just going to go for it.
How did I come up with this name for my blog?
I will never be recruited into the Quilting Police – I am not a perfectionist when it comes to quilting. I prefer my quilts done (not that I don't have plenty that are only partly done and many many more in the dream stages). I also like to get a deal on fabric, and I like to use up my fabric efficiently. I created this blog to show the method of my madness...
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