I recently finished this quilt top. It seems huge after all the baby quilts I made. I fell in love with it when I saw the one JulieK
made and did it from memory. I might have done my blocks bigger cause as I said, it seems big and I don't have borders on it yet. I think Julie's had a piano key border. Not sure if I will add a border or not. It is big enough for me now. This is all made from recycled plaid shirts except for the white, which was cut from a bolt of solid that I have. I can't wait to get it quilted and on my bed cause I am keeping it for myself. Not sure what to use for the back, though. I do have some extra string blocks left that I could use. It is so big, it wouldn't fit on the design wall so I draped it over the recliner and table.
As I look at the picture, I think it does need at least a little bit of border. Those small outer 9Ps just appear to kind of hang there, don't they?
And some cl;ose ups...
(PS on this quilt: When I went to look at JulieK's
again, I see she is doing a sew along with it now so join in with her. Kudos to her and Evelyn Sloppy for inspiring me to do this one.)
I've also been cutting and piecing a bit of Red, White and Blue and gold for the quilts I have promised to my friend for his Veteran's house. He is a Vet too and has bought a big older house that he and some other Vet's have been fixing up. They will have seven beds, (maybe 8 with his...I need to find that out) and I volunteered to make a quilt for each of them to honor my own brothers who also served during the Vietnam era and shortly thereafter. I really enjoy making these for other folks. It gives me a lot of satisfaction to think of someone cuddling all warm under one of my quilts.