This twenty block quilt top will go to the Bayberry Quilt Guild's "quilt bank" charity committee which finishes tops. They said at the last meeting they need quilts in colors and patterns that appeal to men more than women. These black, white and red blocks were mostly send to me in block exchanges on Swap-bot. A few use the same pattern but all use different fabrics. I added the red stripping and I think it will be a strong statement on some guy's bed.
I really enjoy making quilt tops but do not enjoy quilting them so this is a good arrangement for me. They also said they were looking for several tops in red, white and blue for a veteran's charity. I looked at the "cabin quilt" on Karen Griska's Selvage Blog today and thought that would be easy and quick and pulled out a bunch of fabrics I could use in red, white and blue. It should be quick. Of course, I always think a quilt top will be quick and it rarely is. This one took longer just to piece the stripping than I imagined. But that's okay. I enjoy doing it. I have other quilts waiting to be quilted but piecing a quick (?) top appeals to me at the moment.
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!