We're six months in on this quiltalong. Each month there is a block and a double nine-patch. I have four purple fabrics that I'm using with the same dark gray background. I have no idea how this is going to turn out, but I'm excited to see it when it's done.
This is going to Project Linus. It was one of those things where I had the floral focus fabric, and then I found this cool fabric that coordinated with it, but then it was too dark to be appropriate for a child, so I added the light pink, and then it didn't go with anything I had for backing and I wasn't even sure I liked it. I was not about to go buy backing for a blanket I didn't even like, so I forced myself to use the flannel which actually has a lot of the same colors as the floral print and yet manages to match not at all. Oh, Well! It's done, and that's the best thing I can say about it.
This one, too, is going to Project Linus. I saw this on a blog called the Hideaway Girl who comes up with beautiful quilts using simple piecing – just what I love. I used a 20-strip jelly roll kit I had with 1" gray strips in between. This was so quick and easy – I started with the first piece of 2.5" x 3" fabric in a sort of sunrise pattern fabric, then took the first jelly roll and went around it. When the square was complete, I went around that with gray. I then started back up with the jelly roll and used it until it ran out and added the next one to it, and so on. I kind of like it. I probably should have used half a strip (21" instead of the whole strip), but since these were rainbow colors I didn't want to mix them all up. Maybe next time. I would certainly do this again, although I think I would start with a 2.5" x 4" square in the middle...
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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