A lap quilt. Where did that come from? Well, you know, UFOs linger and lurk and then pop out when you're looking for something else. This was just a dozen nine-patch blocks that I made one day when I was sorting my box of various size squares. They were all so bright I thought maybe they could work together although some prints were practically were in fist fights with others.
When they surfaced I realized I had a fair amount of black left over from the recently done reversible quilt and if anything could calm down this bunch of off the wall colors black was surely it. I'm not sure about the finished quilt but I have to say I enjoyed putting it together and enjoyed each nine patch on its own. The quilt really was a quicky. Putting the stripping on and making the whole top was a snap. The quilting is ultra simple and did not even need to be marked. I like working in this ad hoc manner. I like the occasional quicky. I think I went a little nuts when I gave it a yellow binding. But hey -- it's done. I'll find someone to give it to. Anybody want to offer postage for me to mail it to you?
This strip quilt was made using drier sheet as the foundation. This quick and easy method is always fun because I can choose exactly which piece comes next but will always be surprised when I put several together and see the patterns formed.
The mid-70s are a surprise! Part of me remains in the 50s -- age, I mean, not decade of 20th century. It's a joy ride, new experiences land in my lap and I've become a better quilter, poet, writer than I expected. It's a rich life for a person never rich financially. Hey, this is what the mid-70s are like!