I like to try to make something patriotic every year. This 1/2 square triangle quilt I saw thumbing through the latest issue of McCalls Quick Quilts caught my eye. I also am getting LOTS of use out of one of my Bloc-Loc rulers. I can’t imagine doing this quilt without it. I might just get this finished before Memorial Day!
I started a Grandmother’s Flower Garden quilt quilte a while ago. I’ve gotten the itch to work on it again and have made some progress on both individual hexies and the flowers. I may be in the nursing home before I finish but at least I’m making progress.
It starts with this:
Which becomes this:
And eventually becomes this:
Hopefully someday I can share a completed quilt but I’m not holding my breath!
Shew – I actually STARTED and FINISHED a quilt in 2015! I decided to make a lap quilt to bring as a doorprize for the 2015 For Women Only Snowmobile Ride for Easter Seals taking place January 30-February 1 in Grayling. As I started putting it together I decided it might be too big to offer as a doorprize so I offered it to Easter Seals as a raffle or something – whatever they wanted to do with it. They decided to put it in a raffle that included some other “big” prizes. I was surprised to see so many tickets in the pot for those in the running for it. The leader of my group actually won and I was very happy. When they were doing the final drawing of the winner someone shouted out – “She’s going to make another one next year!”. So I guess I will make another one next year!
I had purchased fabric with snowmobiles on it a year or so ago. I had to come up with a quilt design would not destroy the fabric design. I decided on a Disappearing Nine Patch. I had never made one before and I was very pleased with the outcome. I had to piece the original Nine Patch Blocks carefully because after the big cut I was turning 2 of them 180 degrees. I wanted the snowmobiles to all be going the same direction. I also had to be brand-neutral in my accent color selection. I just went for primary colors since those pretty much represent the 4 brands. I really like this design and will definitely make another quilt using that pattern. It’s also a great way to use up those 5″ squares I seem to be collecting.