I didn't start the whole project until December 1, so it was a pretty busy month!
This was my first quilt. A pretty basic pin wheel. Mom taught me how to cut one 12"x12" square in my first material and then another 12"x12" square in a coordinating fabric and sew them together, right sides together. Then I took my rotary cutter and cut diagonally across my block twice. Once I opened them up and ironed them, I had a square with two triangles (one in each fabric). I put four of those squares together (carefully) and I suddenly had a pinwheel. MAGIC!
I have to confess- I love this quilt. The colors are beautiful and it was my first quilt... so I kept it...
Onto quilt # 2. We figure that a lot of people would make more feminine quilts (like my pinwheel), so I wanted to make sure that one of mine would be appropriate for a man. I chose the "square within a square" pattern and used plaid material and dark green material. I backed it with blue fleece and then top stitched around the outside of the small plaid squares. The finished product reminded me a lot of LL Bean. Keeping the holiday spirit in mind, I was actually able to part with this one!
I've been on a mission to use up a lot of the material that I have. So, for the last two, I dug into my bins and found a gingerbread panel and a chunk of children's fleece and quickly put the following 2 blankets together.
Lucy- My little Christmas helper sleeping on the job!