Last Monday, I had a lovely afternoon visit with a friend from my guild. She is also Peggy and is fun to be around. While giving me a tour of her sewing room, Peggy gave me a plastic bin of pre-cut squares. It looked like the squares were die-cut fabric samples, mostly cotton flannels and pin-wale cord squares. I sorted them into little piles by type of fabric.
This quilt was made of the pin-wale cord squares. I had just enough to make this small lap quilt. Finished size is 36 by 42 inches. I laid out the squares into a pleasing fashion with a goal of using all of the squares. Then I assembled the squares with my serger, pressed the top flat and added a coordinating border of a cotton flannel plaid.
Using a tan colored thread, I stippled the center part and did a freehand leaf patterned border. I simply divided up the border into units approximately 4 inches wide and made a small mark with a piece of white chalk. When quilting the border, I simply aimed to fit the freehand leaf diagonally within the 4 inch section. It turned out quite well. This quilt will be a donation quilt with the final destination decided through the quilt guild outreach program.
Goal Status: 43 complete, 9 more to go to reach my goal of 52 quilting projects completed by December 31st. Wow! Single digits remaining. Nine seems like such a small number in contrast to the double digit numbers I have been facing up till now. If I can ignore the call of my schedule and Christmas decorations waiting to be put up, I think I will make my goal!