Back-to-front Linus quilts…that’s how I design them. I first buy 50 x 60 fleece blankets with colorful themes. I’ve been lucky to get them at a great sale price, $2.88 each, and have several on hand. I also look for sales of pre-cuts online, because I can’t get to stores very often.
The challenge for me, and the part I like best, is choosing the pattern and colors to go with the fleece backing. I often make up my own pattern, which has to fit within the backing size.
For this one, number six, I found two lively compatible charm packs which bring out the colors and action I wanted. The key for me is using large enough pieces to show off the fabric pictures. This time the four patch does it and all 20 squares are done. I am thinking of using black sashing. A border will depend on the overall size.
The due date for Monona Quilters charity colection is the end of May and I expect to have two quilts to hand in.
Another surprise in the mail today, this darling mug rug made especially for me by a dear friend in WA. It just shouts “spring” to me. How did she know about yellow for March?