It's time to post my Lovely Year of Finishes completed goal for May. I originally posted on May 3 that I wanted to quilt and bind my Depression Blocks UFO. I have done so.
896 HSTs sewn into 56 -12 inch Depression blocks. Finished quilt 84x96.
This quilt is for the bed in the guest room. It gets pretty darned cold in this old farm house in the winter so I will use it to keep the grandkids warm when they sleep over every other weekend.
I've been working on this off and on for several years. I love Depression blocks and think of Grandma when I sew on it. She taught me to quilt and she told me many stories of how she survived during the Depression years on a farm in rural Iowa with Grandpa and 5 kids. I've used some of her tips myself during hard times.
So I should probably call this quilt Fond Memories - of Grandma, of learning to sew, of old fabrics used in other projects.
Backing is some plain brown flannel to make it extra warm. and I did some easy line quilting on my plain Jane DSM. Binding sewn down by hand. I like how the polka dots look on both the front and back.
Now I need to start thinking about what I hope to accomplish in June.
Linking up to Crazy Mom Quilts for Finish it Up Friday and Confessions of a Fabric Addict for a Whoop, Whoop.