Joan Taylor's sister, Lu Ann, coordinates a blanket drive each fall for Georgetown University's Transplant Unit for Children. One of the kids will receive this quilt.
Feb 23: On the way home from delivering my first Silly Gilly quilt, I bought enough purple chevron fabric (5 yds) from the Silly Gilly line for backing a second quilt. Have remnants of everything including a whole panel. May 15: Saw a quilt layout while playing online that I modified quite a bit to come up with this idea. Might not be too bad if I strip piece it. The small panels are 3.25" with 3/4" of colors framing them, sashing & tiny "pop" borders are 1/2", borders are 2" & 4". Who would have thought dots would pop a quilt like this. May 17: On my way to see what is left at Sew Original quilt shop. Found some of what I wanted & some I like even better. Revised my plan with the new fabrics. Aug 04: Got this project out. Fussy cut all the block centers & pressed the fabrics. Doubled checked my design work in May to be sure I have everything I need. Aug 05: Strip sets for borders around the letters & monsters are done. Aug 07: Cutting the strip sets & making the bordered blocks. Planned the block layout subject to revisions. Aug 09: The blocks are done & ready to be arranged. Aug 30: Adding sashing. Rows are together. Aug 31: Sashing is done. Borders are on. Quilt top is finished. Pieced the backing. Ready to quilt. Sep 13: Prepped & ready to load (if Joan is able to do one more binding). Sep 14: Did several overlays trying to select a pattern. Loaded ready to quilt. Sep 15: Quilted. Joan will do the binding.