This week I got sidetracked by a squirrel. Just when I had my WIPs plan all laid out. I came across the Mile a Minute quilt tutorial by Edith at inchbyinchquilting.blogspot.ca. My plans flew out the window and I gathered all my little scraps. To make a baby quilt I need 25 blocks at 8.5 inches, one of my standard sizes.
After piecing together small bits for the 25 blocks, I became impatient to see RESULTS.
I chose four of them randomly and went to work, using a sort of log cabin technique, and finished them at 8.5 inches. Needless to say, they are very colorful. They do need sashing and I just happen to have a big pile of 2-inch neutral strips. When I was needing strips I asked my friend, who has a Go cutter, to cut some. She went ahead and cut up all the fabric I gave her, enough for many neutral Strippy projects. Here is how the blocks and sashing will look.
Since then I haven't been able to stop working on these blocks. I'm chain piecing the rest of the strips. They are in various stages of completion, most nearing the finish. But today I have six finished blocks to share.
The weather has been delightful this week, energizing me to keep up the pace. I should finish the blocks by the end of the week and get going on the sashiing.
For the backing I have a cute piece of fleece to make it nice and cuddly.
Our Monona Quilters next charity quilt collection is in October, so I will have this unexpected Project Linus quilt to contribute.
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