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Monday, September 18, 2023

Crazy Veterans Quilt

 At the end of August I posted a photo of a bunch of
quilt blocks I had made from 1 1/2" strips of
reproduction fabrics left over from a log cabin
quilt I had made for my sister and brother-in-law.
I had just placed them on my design wall,
trying to figure out what to do with them.

Wanda from Exuberant Color, along with a couple of other quilters,
said to sew them all together and call it a day. 
This made my head hurt!
I love bold and wild quilts,
but they usually have some rhyme or reason to them.

After pondering for a while,
I decided I would do what they suggested.

Here is the finished quilt.
I don't hate it, but I'm not a huge fan, either.
Making these blocks was mindless fun, though.

Part of the problem is I don't like reproduction fabrics
anymore.  I went through a phase when I did.
Hence, the large collection of them.

I did as Wanda suggested and used flannel for the backing.
I quilted it with organic straight lines,
gave it a wash and it is ready to be donated
to the local Veterans Hospital.

Thank you, Wanda, for your advice!
It is a warm and snugly quilt!

Happy Quilting!


Libby in TN said...

Looks good and will be appreciated by it's recipient. I'm so over repros, too!

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

I love it and I think the recipient is going to love it too. I don't have any reproduction fabrics (except the 30s) but I love the look of them in this type quilt, perfectly scrappy with lots to look at.

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Vicki W said...

It's perfect!

Vicki in MN said...

And someone will love it and be wrapped in a quilty hug.

Sara said...

It's actually very pretty, and will be loved by someone. I think it has a nice masculine feel to it.

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

I think that it turned out quite well; you just know that it's going to be loved and treasured.