My husband said to me the other day, well maybe last month, why don’t you make a quilt for Cel. She is his cousin and she is having a hard time with her MS. I said great idea, why didn’t I think of that earlier. So I went to see what pre-cuts I had that would work.
Here is what I picked before we headed out for vacation.
I had bought this online when someone had a deal. Wasn’t really sure what I would use them for but I love a layer cake!! Just add white, right?
Here were my choices after I made the HSTs (of course HSTs) my favorite. They are so versatile.
I went with the diamonds. My squares were 6 1/2, which I thought was too big for the first choice ( can’t remember what that is called).
Headed down to Shipshewanna to buy some backing. Came home with this for the back.
First things first, what was I thinking. I like the fabric but it doesn’t really work. Second what made me think 3 yards was enough. It wasn’t. So let’s figure out a Plan B.
Last week my sister and I did a little shop hop in West Michigan. I came home with some wide Robert Kaufman for backing. I guess I’m pulling that out today. This will be my Plan B.
Today I hope to get it quilted then I need to figure out my binding. You ask how am I going to quilt it, you are right is you said straight lines. Sometime in the future I will try FMQ, just not today.
Another dilema for another day.
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