I find that I now call all quilts that I make-
and this next one is no exception.
Last fall, I thought it would be fun
to learn to make wonky log cabin blocks.
As soon as I had a few lined up on the table,
they told me they wanted to be spiral quilted.
After searching Pinterest,
and checking out a few tutorials,
I contacted Linda, author of Flourishing Palms.
and requested a Spiral Quilting Tutorial.
She didn't disappoint,
as shortly thereafter, she published a very in depth
and well written tutorial.
But, it was getting late in the season for me,
and I was only able to complete a couple of blocks
before it was time to pack things up
and migrate south for the winter.
Last week, I pulled out this UFO and completed it.
I didn't forget how to make the wonky log cabin blocks,
but I did have to brush up on the spiral quilting.
"The big X in the centers?", you ask?
Remember I said this was a learning quilt?
Welllll, I was so excited to start the spiraling process
when Linda published her tutorial,
I forgot to put a backing on my block, so
I quilted them all the same after that little faux pas,
and needed some way to anchor the backing.
To quote a quilty friend of mine,
"It's for a baby. He/she won't know the difference."
(You know who you are.)
After I put it all together,
I'd wished I'd made it much larger,
but unless I wanted it to be a UFO for another year,
I had to go with 36"x 36",
calling it my one and only gender neutral baby quilt.
Now, I'm ready for anything,
boy babies, girl babies, and 'I don't know' babies!
The fabrics were passed on to me from
friends in the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild.
I don't often have yardage to work from,
so I thank you very much!
From soggy Cape Breton,
I wish you a sewl-ful week!