When I first started making these Medallion Log Cabin blocks, I was thinking of using them as a quilt for my own bed...But, then I realized that there would be fairly large sections of white. White would not be good for how often I flop on my bed and the quilt gets dirty! I confess--I love laying on my bed reading, watching TV, or surfing the web on my laptop. However, I already had quite a few blue and pink blocks already made. Instead, I have decided to make some lap quilts with the blocks. I think I will have enough blocks to make three lap quilts and maybe even four. I guess I went a little over board! I can make a couple for the Hands 2 Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2015 and my charity of choice--Happy Chemo.
This week, I made four black blocks.
My stash is very low on oranges and yellows! Time to venture to the fabric store a couple of towns north and dig through their flat folds--their flat folds are $5 a yard. I usually buy 1/2 yards and cut them into fat quarters which makes them fat quarters for $1.25. I will be on the lookout some backings for these quilts too! I decided to go up there Friday after work before our new snowstorm arrived. I have my priorities straight- fabric is more essential than food! I did grocery shop on Saturday morning, so we are ready if we get as much snow as last weekend.
I should be able to start assembling the Rainbow Medallion Log Cabin Quilts similar to this. I want to use these quilts as an opportunity to experiment with my quilting skills. Modern quilts means modern quilting in my book!