My mother always said I was a little bit of a trouble maker. Apparently, I would always just go do things, not asking permission if I could in advance. Then my explanation was “You never said I couldn't do it”.
After doing several
string quilts at different Project Linus workshops I was ready to
stuff the foundation squares in a box and throw it in the back of the
closet. So it was a surprise when after Make a Blanket Day, February
I came home with dark blue foundation squares to make HST string
blocks. This really was not appealing, so I sewed 1-2 strings on each
side of the block, covering less then half the block and counted it
as done. This was so fast, iron and turn the last edge, sew and NO
squaring up. Just trim the sides. So fast, and happy with the
results. Think I will put a red back on it and it can go to TAPS. The
local Project Linus supports TAPS and tries to send 50+ quilts each
year. TAPS - Tragedy
Assistance Program for Survivors, an organization that provides
support to the Families of fallen service members
RWB quilts or crocheted blankets are always needed for the “Good
Grief Camp”. For more info: http://www.taps.org/
This past week, I went
to the the monthly Project Linus meeting and came home with a layer
cake kit using the Double Slice Layer Cake pattern from Missouri Star
Yes, again, I thought I would do my own thing, and proceeded with a stack and slash quilt. I
also cut up the fabric for the border and added a few more squares
from my stash.
Well, I guess things
haven't changed. They never said I had to follow their directions.
Linking up to Confessions of a Fabric Addict and Crazy Mom Quilts.