This is another one that will be going to the USO Lounge at our local airport.
I backed it with the same fabric I used for framing the sixteen patches on the front, with the added bonus of a spare block I somehow made.
This quilt makes me so happy for so many reasons.
Here at Muddle Manor, if it's not Mr. Muddling trying to claim every quilt I make, it's Buddy!
I know I'm weird, I've gotten used to it by now. But it makes me happy to use up little bits and pieces left over from other projects. I had these little half square triangles from long ago that I had kept and now they are in this quilt! The half square triangles are an inch and a half and the finished pinwheel in the quilt is two inches. This is just a little progress as the quilt grew.
And probably no one but me would so enjoy these little squares that found their way into the sixteen patches. I know the quilt is intended for rough, tough soldiers to cover themselves as they wait for the next leg of their journey, but I hope some of the little happies sewn into this quilt may give them a tender thought of home and family.
We have had glorious rain here lately and I am thankful for every bit of it! The result has been lots of new growth. Dinah is still trying to take over the world and the chickens find their way into most places. Still, I wouldn't trade a bit of it. I am so thankful for this life and for our home.
As we celebrate Memorial Day here in the States, please take a moment to remember the brave men and women who gave their lives that we might enjoy the life we have here. We are a blessed people!
Hugs and kisses,