Sunday, February 8, 2009
I posted in the past about out Whatever Craft Group at church. People bring in their leftover fabric and we make quilts for new babies, foster children and each year's H.S. graduates. I kind of fell into the rotary cutting. (Wasn't as painful as it sounds) Our rule of thumb is cut 6" wide strips if they can be at least 18" long. The rest goes to 6" and after those, 4" squares. We try to work with donations, only buying batting and sometimes backing material. The strips are used to make a 6 hour quilt which is a quilt-as-you-go. We are trying to get ahead on our large quilts for the graduates since May will be here before you know it. Some of the ladies only want to tie, so I have used the 6-hour pattern to make just a top. I liked these colors. I'm pretty sure when I show it to the group the most positive comment will be that it is very bright. I had fun putting it together, but I don't really trust my style choices. Hopefully, someone else will love it. Be sure to click on the image to get a better view of all the fabric patterns.