This past weekend, I finished the second Linus top made from the remaining 12 Jacob's Ladder blocks that Kate sent me. She sent 24 in all, and I finished one of them in mor boy-ish fabrics a couple weeks ago. This one has more purple, pink and yellow, and is sashed in plum - much more fitting of a little girl.
I've seen a pantograph pattern done lately that is similar to what I attempted - large loops/petals. I am quite pleased with how this one came out. Except for a number of thread breaks, which I do not typically have to deal with, it went rather quickly (for me!) - about 3.5 hours to sash, sandwich, quilt and bind. The binding is done on machine. I know...it completely violates all of my own principles of "Never, but Never sew down a binding on machine". But, these are donation quilts that will be used and washed so I think that the machined bindings are OK for that purpose.
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