I do not know why this design is called "Chinese Coins", it looks more like "third world paper money" to me since many countries print very colorful paper money.
Early in December when I began sewing together the rectangle pieces -- which I cut out last summer when I had a week-long spasm of making my scraps usable by cutting them into squares, strips and rectangles-- I thought: this is a really quick and easy quilt. I'll be done in no time. It WAS an easy quilt but I only finished it yesterday, some six weeks after starting it. Of I really like it. I have a pile of scraps in need of cutting up and I will once again begin to collect a baggie full of these rectangles for a future quilt of the same style.
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!