Saturday, May 28, 2011


These blocks got started during our March PTA retreat. Now all 50 are made and assembly can begin.

They've been pieced on a muslin foundation so I may use only a very light batting, flannel, or perhaps even eliminate that layer. I'll use traditional cotton for my backing and do some simple straight line quilting in the ditch to hold the layers together for this lap size quilt. I've noticed the trend of using fleece for the backing, often as a substitute for both the batting & cotton backing. Since I'm not a fan of fleece....I'll follow the more traditional path.

Now that summer is almost upon us, the temperatures are heating up. However, up here in the mountains, our evenings cool off nicely, and rarely is a/c even required....certainly not at night. This quilt is intended for use in our great room.....during movie watching time during any part of the year I like to cuddle under a quilt.

This was such a good way to utilize fabrics from my stash....most of them are 15-20 years old. Mindless sewing of strips has been good therapy for me these days.