The tenth color was black and neutrals, which I chose to skip. Instead, in October I decided to make more muticolored blocks and ended up with these.
This is the last week of orange and I’m looking forward to next month. But I have another orange option for my row quilt.
I really like the orange bordered by the little pinwheels. I only have about six pinwheel strips so I will have to be careful where I use them. That is one of the reasons I have been going slowly with these rows, so I won’t end up having to do any ripping and replacing. The floor is only temporary, but I do make good use of the iPad by taking photos of all my ideas to look back at.
I took this pinned quilt to show at our group meeting this morning. I thought you would enjoy seeing how easy and cheerful it is. I start by buying kiddy fleece blankets, size 50 x 60, on sale. This becomes the basis for my theme and color scheme. I love the cute candies on the pink fleece.
So, no pieced backing, no separate batting and I am going to machine tie it with a wide zigzag at zero, which make a neat little bump. Will do those in pink, in the center of each block. I use a walking foot and there is no problem with lumping or anything on the back. What could be easier?
This quilt will be a charity quilt for Project Linus, which is one of several local groups to receive our quilts twice a year, the next one in October. I know it will make some little girl feel special.
MY FIRST BABY GIRL QUILT
This quilt was originally intended to be a Project Linus quilt. My good friend found out she was going to be a new grandma and wanted me to make her one just like it. I told her I could never duplicate it, being a jelly roll random mix. So I surprised her by finishing it in time for the birth of her darling granddaughter last Christmas.
I tried out the 3 Dudes pattern to give it lots of movement and was very happy with the color mix. I backed it with a fleece kids’ blanket in pink with cupcakes and other sweets in the same colors.
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.