Churns and Spools
68 x 86
It's a top!!!!
(And when it is finished I can mark two UFOs off the list).
I combined two swaps - a really old six inch calico spools/muslin swap from a loooooooong time ago and a 30s repro/solid chunky churn dash swap from 2015. I only had to make a few more blocks of each in order to have a large twin sized quilt, thank goodness.
I actually participated in four chunky churn dash swaps of different themes with the intention of challenging myself to set them all differently. I finished the patriotic themed one (alternate blocks were orphan patriotic themed Snowballs and Twinklers) and sent it as a Quilt of Valor to my brother-in-law, Bert.
And, hey!!!!...LOOK...I actually added a border! In case you don't know...most of my quilts are borderless because I prefer to make lots of blocks and can never think of what to add as a border anyway. I like the border but this was a border with lots of little waste triangles left over that I now feel I need to deal with. (Note to self: if you ever add a "rick rack" border again make sure you have an even number of blocks per side so they meet up properly in all corners. You don't want to have to deal with figuring out what to do with those two odd corners ever again.)
And now for some reason I feel like I need to make a red and yellow quilt (or make catsup, salsa and/or spaghetti sauce).