I turned in two quilts for Project Linus the other day. One was a flannel pink thing. It's a 16 patch and the second block on the third row is a smaller version of the bigger layout of squares. Kinda fun, but not as dramatic as I had hoped.
Next, I used some fabric I found at a yard sale – the prettiest little floral pattern in a white with purplish pink flowers and the reverse of that pattern. I thought for a long time on how to use them. I finally decided to go with a traditional pattern - a rail fence. I always thought that pattern was kind of dull, but I committed to it and began. To be honest, I thought it looked kind of dull part way through, but in the very end I thought it turned out nice. I had the perfect shade of pink in fleece to use as a backing, and I sewed on white buttons to quilt the layers together. It turned out to be a teen-sized quilt, and it went to Project Linus as well.
Looking at these pictures, I guess I could have done some ironing here. Oh, well. They might have sat for a month if I'd waited on that!
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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