It seems that I love the beginning process of quiltmaking the best. I finished the Churn Dash borders and backing for quilting, but started putting together this Black/Gold/White top during the New Orleans Saints game yesterday.
I have made this quilt before a few years ago for a retiring employee. A reader Jenn found it and saw the potential in the colors for Purdue. The top was born on the wall, so there are no formal instructions. I am making the one above a little different (more blocks no borders). However, here are a few notes:
- 4-patches of white/gold, using 2 1/2" squares (2 of each color), finishing at 4".
- The pinwheels of black/white use 2 1/2" HSTs.
- Combine (2) 4-patches and (2) pinwheels to form to 8" (finished) blocks.
- The hour glass alternating blocks are finished at 8" --- It looks like I will be a little short on the plaid black/gold/white (shown below), so I may need to improvise a little with the white Kona cotton. Look closely at the black and see the tiny Fleur de Lis prints -- oh how perfect!
My checklist for the remainder of the year is shrinking. I need to finish the binding on 2 rainbow quilts; quilt and bind the churn dash and Saintly Pinwheels as soon as possible. The other four quilts are due before Christmas. HOWEVER, I will find the time for Bonnie Hunter's mystery starting the day after Thanksgiving.
Linking up today with Judy at Patchworks Times today!