For the past 6 years, I’ve been making 3 quilts a year for the Greater Cincinnati Linus Project. This year, I made an additional quilt. I had bought some panel fabric on Etsy showing girls and boys at work and play. I cut it apart and used the boy panels for one quilt and now I’ve used the girl panels for this one. For alternate blocks I found an interesting block on my Judy Martin Stars & Sets software. Judy has a way of giving a relatively easy block a twist and making it special. This block is called Waltzing Matilda and is also in her book, Ultimate Book of Quilt Block Patterns. There is a tiny amount of partial seaming at the very beginning of the block and from that point, it’s an easy block to piece. It’s a good introduction to partial seaming for beginners.
The software was used to make a 4″ version for the border and I used the outline shape to quilt in the center of each 12″ block.
I used red calico as sashing to bring the panels to the correct size and did some decorative stitching in the sashing and borders. Fleece forms the backing/batting as recommended by the Linus Project.
The quilt measures 40-1/2″x50″. I hope some little girl in the hospital enjoys the bright colors and cute pictures in this quilt.