Friday, March 22, 2013

I don't always follow directions

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 16th, 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 Quilt Co. http://quiltingtutorials.com/all/double-slice-layer-cake-quilt-tutorial/
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.




4 comments:

Quilting Nonnie said...

I like your "little bit of trouble maker" style for this quilt. String quilting is the best! I admire your adventurous spirit. I'm afraid I'm a "strictly by the rules" quilter! But either method, quilts always have a way of looking good.

mindingmomma said...

both quilts look great and I'm sure the organizations will appreciate the work you put into them

Brenda said...

Oh, a woman after my own heart! i like your string idea. Come over to our group string blog and post this quilt. http://stringthingalong.blogspot.ca. send me an email and I'll send you an invitation so you can post.

Exuberant Color said...

All we need is an idea and then take off and do our own thing. I rarely follow patterns but love to see ideas.