Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Celebrating Freedom

Over the holiday weekend I filled in the gaps in the lap quilt you saw in my last post.

This was a fun one to put together. I was able to incorporate old bits and pieces and come up with a very pleasing whole. :- )

To fill in those spaces in the top and bottom rows I created four of these skinny churn dash blocks:

They are four inches wide and six inches long. Even if I do say so myself, they're darn cute! This quilt was apparently meant to be because I found just enough of this old, old print to be the back. (Not old enough to be considered vintage but it's been in my stash for decades.)

And I have begun the quilting process already too!

In the meantime, I've pulled out another UFO with the intention of turning it into a lap quilt for one of the Alzheimer's Disease Co-operative Study participants.

This was the product of a challenge in my quilt group back in the day. As it stands now it measures 24" wide and 28" high. It became a UFO because I didn't need or have room for a piece of wall art that size and I didn't have a clue how to go about quilting it at the time.

If I were to do it now it would get beaded for sure. But I still don't have room for it in my home and I'd rather see it put to good use by someone else. All I have to do is figure out how to make it a bit bigger and then I can turn my son loose on it and let him practice his long arm skills. ;- )


  1. Use it as the center of a log cabin - add strips round and round, varying the widths to achieve your desired ending size . . . wonderfully organic method.

  2. Good progress on your UFOs. I agree with Quiltdivajulie, using your block as the center of a log cabin blog would be a quick way to increase the size of the blocks.


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