The story goes like this...
In the interim between ordering my walking foot and it's arrival I went digging in my stash of remnants. With quilts on my mind there was discovered a wonderful piece that was quickly transformed into a child's blanket.
Later in the month, in a weekly Skype conversation with my mother J., the summer family reunion came up.
J., "Are we going to put anything in the auction?"
Me, "I haven't even thought about it, am I supposed to be."
J.,"We didn't put anything in last time."
This was my moment to see where the conversation was leading but blindly I replied,
"What were you thinking of?"
J., "You could make a quilt."
Okay, she has good reason to say this; quilt 1, quilt 2, quilt 3, quilt 4, three since L. went to college last August. I'm sure my crowing about the quick turnaround on the cute child's blanket was her prompt.
"R. sent these to you." R. is my quilting buddy and D.'s receptionist. She has unknowingly solved my problem. The bag was full of great remnants from a variety of Minkies.
This is what I did:
I pieced together three child sized blankets using various designs and sewing methods. It was great practice and although the finished products are not "perfect" they are perfect for the family reunion auction.