My brother was undergoing cancer treatments. Us 4 sisters decided to gather and make him a quilt. Wrap him in sister love! One sis cut 10’ squares out of flannel yardage. We gathered at my house and 2 sewed while 2 stacked colors for us and then cut the rag lines. Is turned out huge. Was a challenge to wash and dry it! Completed in one day and the next morning we took it over to him. I do believe he was moved and enjoyed it with the time he had remaining. Remember - dont wait. We are not promised a tomorrow.
Needed a project to take to the hills. Took a layer cake and then found the strip in my stash. Have been wanted to make this pattern with patriotic so this was a “practice”. Found the fleece with bats at Joanns. My daughter loved it so gave it to her. She proudly displayed it. :)
My sisters and I have been working on a birthday present for our Mom. I saw this as a table runner, not sure where, and thought it would make a neat hanging for Mom. My older sister does beautiful felt work so I asked her if she would like to work on this. My younger sister was the postage and other money person. From the last of the Mom and Grandma’s stash fabrics I put together the wall hanging and then mailed it to my sister to design flowers. We then on an in person visit picked out the fabrics and I took it all back home to complete just in time to give for Mom’s birthday.
It started from the Rock Star pattern in the October 2017 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting. Using up all those long strips of fabric. The pattern calls for using all 1.5 inch strips, but I just squared up the strip and used random widths; which was fortuitous as I didn’t have to worry about matching up seams when I sewed the triangles together! Yippee! I sewed strips in like colors and sewed strips and sewed strips. I did try sewing together little pieces to get the triangles but finally decided that was just too much. So, I saved them incase I needed a specific color. I first followed the pattern, but then branched out for the color spectrum ones. And finally using the last of the pieces for a very random lap rug. Did some point to point in the stars and everything else was medium meander.