Before I left in November I completed a quilt I had in my UFO tub for the young couple that were housesitting for us in Kansas that I thought they would like. The house in Kansas is cool at best and down right cold at times. I was pretty sure neither one of them had brought enough blankets to stay warm and I was right.
Let's just say the young lady was a prime example of Einstein's comment on stupidity. She was warned the house gets cold. She needed to find and put on warmer clothing; and she didn't. Then she couldn't figure out why she was miserable. (Walks away mutter under my breath.)
I finished the quilt at the last minute and didn't get any pictures. So my plans from EQ6 will have to do.
This is the quilt top I cut all the blocks to and didn't make a sample block to find out if the template that was published in the Kansas City Star was accurate. The block was the Apple Core. The published template is a quarter of an inch off. Needless to say I mentally kicked myself because I had been warned to make a sample block and didn't. So now you have been warned! The quilt block patterns published in print need to be double-checked, especially old newspapers.
This quilt measures 94" square, each strip is about 5" wide. The rectangular block pieces were about 2 1/2" wide. To quilt the pieced strips I used stitch-n-the-ditch. The borders and long un-pieced strips had a diamond quilted in them. So for kicks-n-grins I quilted everything with varying shades of purple as that is her favorite color. I used the thickest batting I had in my stash for the middle layer.
This quilt was a long slog to get finished. I had to really push myself to stick with it and get it done. It looked really nice when it was finished and washed. The quilt puffed up nicely but man-oh-man was it ever a struggle to finish.
I hope everyone has a good day!