I finished this baby quilt back in the winter from scraps I had left from my brother-in-law's Strip Twist quilt that I made him for Christmas. I used a striped shirt for the binding....I cut it on the bias as I wanted the bias stripe. I wouldn't cut from a shirt for a bigger quilt as there was lots of piecing the short pieces. A shirt doesn't have a big area for cutting bias. I sent this to a quilter who lives in Washington who was collecting quilts for the victims of the mudslide. It's good to have a quilt on hand with no designated recipient.
In March, my quilt club did a 3 day retreat. We go to my family's homeplace that the family uses for weekends. I worked on this Boxy Stars quilt, another freebie on Quiltville. http://quiltville.com/
I took this class with Bonnie Hunter in McKinney in early January. It's an easy pattern but it was great to take as a class because she gives little tips to make it come out better. I decided to make mine to fit our king bed so I made lots more of the stars. I am planning on borders but have put this aside for a bit. It was made with scraps left from other projects, fabric I had stashed and not used, and FQs. I think I only bought one FQ to have more yellow. The background is Kona that I bought with a gift card my brother-in-law gave me for Christmas.
Bonnie showed us how to scrimp just a bit when you sew a second seam when adding squares to corners. You end up with slightly smaller seams but you end up with useable HSTs.
I used the HSTs to make tiny pinwheels and I turned them into 5 little doll quilts that are for some special little girls. I'm in the process of binding them.
I started a quilt for someone and here are some blocks that are going to go into it. Just a peek for now. The plaid is more turquoise, green, and yellow than it looks here. I love the vintage John Deere fabric in the centers. It will be a scrappy lap quilt.