I almost forgot about today's link party for Hands2Help!
Following are a couple of links to tutorials for quilts I like to use for quick donation quilts.
Please feel free to ask questions if something doesn't make sense to you.
First up is the All Boxed In tutorial:
Although I used 3 1/2" strips to make this, it can easily be adapted to 2 1/2" strips and be made using a jelly roll and be very scrappy. All you need to do is to have contrast between the two fabrics of the blocks and rotate dark and light blocks. Easy Peasy!
Here a few of the quilts I've from this pattern.
And then there's the Charming Stars tutorial:
This is a disappearing nine patch variation that I just LOVE!
It's easy to do, makes large blocks and the star points float so you won't chop them off and have a pointless star.
This quilt looks great in red, white and blue, but I also love it in other fabrics as well. Although I don't have a picture to show you, this is a great stash buster and the quilt looks great when you have the stars made from a variety of colors and fabrics.
And finally, when I am on sewing mission, the last thing I want to do is stop to cook a meal. Check out this link for a number of crock pot options for delicious meals that require very little time.
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