This is the quilt as originally conceived. It’s almost identical to the one that is currently on Luke’s bed.
His great-aunt Ellen gave me that top which was originally pieced by his paternal great-grandmother. It wasn’t complete, but I was fortunate enough to find retro-1930s fabric to fill it out. You really can’t tell the difference. The first year after I finished it he slept under it every night no matter how hot it was. When I tried to take it off he said, “I have to sleep under it Mama. It means you love me.” (Yeah I cried, I’m such a wuss).
Anyway, that quilt has 28 blocs with 36 squares to the block. I’m not that great a strip-piecer (It’s a bear to line those boxes up on the machine when you set the blocks together, no biggee by hand), so I came up with a solution.
By adding 14 half-square triangle blocks I literally cut my work in half. Piecing those will take no time at all, and I don’t have to worry about aligning all those 2″ squares on the machine.
It’ll probably take me a couple of weekends and before you know it I’ll have a 48″ x 84″ quilt top. God only knows when I’ll have time to quilt it, but I’ll burn that bridge when I get to it! 😀 What do y’all think?