The four-patches are made from three packs of 2-1/2 inch squares I received several years ago. The original plan was to make place mats for some of the grandchildren, but that never happened, and I'm on a quest this year to divest myself of some of the excess stash that has just been sitting around, especially the little precuts that seem never enough to make anything substantial. A new-to-me stencil was quilted in the outer border. I think this stencil will make an excellent practice motif for our newer free-motion quilters, great practice for smooth curves, and fills a fairly narrow border nicely. I think this one will get a lot of use!
The backing was made up of leftover fabrics from a baby quilt made nearly ten years ago for our oldest granddaughter.
After completing three quilts over the last week for our ministry's quilt 'pantry' my plan is to move on this month to starting a couple quilts for the yearly camp benefit auction which happens each Labor Day weekend. Luckily the first flimsy was already finished last fall and has been awaiting quilting for several months.
Early last fall I was given several blocks and enough coordinating fabric to complete 13 total blocks. After going through my stash the blocks eventually became this top.
My goal for March will be to find suitable backing and binding fabrics, and at least have the quilt sandwiched and perhaps partially quilted by the end of the month. It should make a good size throw quilt as the top measures 70 inches square.
Linking up with Elm Street Quilts where Patty graciously hosts the One Monthly Goal challenge each month.
We seem to have missed the brunt of the latest storm, for which everyone around here is breathing a sigh of relief. Winter does seem rather never-ending this year doesn't it? Between snow showers early this morning I managed to snap this quick photo, though the camera and I didn't stay outside for long as the temperature was still in the teens.
Happy Monday stitching, and I hope you are seeing signs of spring where you live!