I finished Belle's quilt right before Sister Suzy and I left for a trip back to Kansas after she finished her first quarter of school. I started this quilt over a year ago. It spent several months setting after I started it because I just didn't feel like finishing it. It was one of three; I started and lost interest in over the last year.
quiltinaday you-tube video and made for Sister Suzy one Christmas.
Side Note: Flying in and out of Mesa to Wichita is a lot easier than Sky Harbor to KCI or Ok City. Mesa and Wichita are smaller airports with only one building and you can get direct flights at a reasonable price. Then getting from KC, MO or OK City to Wichita is an additional hassle.
I used the Crazy Short-cut Quilt-as-you-go Method to set the quilt together with.
I spent a lot of time thinking, as I quilt and set it together, on what kind of border I was going to use. The plans for this quilt is on my computer with the dead motherboard and I couldn't for-the-life-of-me remember what I had decided for a border. So, this is what I decided on.
On the back, I used solids for the backing, setting the blocks with gingham. Yeah, more gingham out of the stash!
The quilt ended up being 96-inches square, with each block being 14-inches square. I did not make a nine patch and then cut it. I just built each block using a 10-inch square, 2 - 10x5 rectangles and a 5-inch square. Most of the fabric was previous cut strips leftover from other projects.
Well the label is on.