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Saturday, November 2, 2013
My New Project for October -- Another Quilt for Aidan
It's already time to share my October project for the 2013 NewFo Challenge. A few weeks ago my grandson, Aidan, asked me to make him an Alabama quilt. (As in the football team -- The Crimson Tide.) The last quilt I made him was his Star Wars Quilt in March 2011. I was thinking that one would keep him happy a little longer than this, but my grands can ask me for just about anything these days. (Well.....since always, I guess!) The only fabric I could find locally was this print which I paired with my favorite black, Michael Miller Jet Black.
Since it was the only Bama fabric my local quilt shop had left I was really hoping Aidan would like it. He was here the other day and in a very casual way said, "I really don't like Star Wars anymore." Where did that come from? Could he possibly be thinking about the quilt he had asked me to make? I told him that just happened to remind me that I bought some Alabama fabric and got it out to show him. He looked at it closely, thought about it, then gave me a "thumbs up" and said, "Good job!" Whew! Good for me. I decided to keep the quilt pretty simple (he's only 7 after all!) so went with one of my favorites - "Over and Under" by Paula Hughes.
I love this pattern because it's so simple! 4.5" x 6.5" focus fabric with a 1.5' by 6.5" strip on each side. When you alternate the blocks and then but a border around it you get a woven effect.
I'm using this pattern for the fifth time on this quilt. I think I'll have it ready in record time.