Boy has time gotten away from me!
I finally finished my cross quilt "O" Positive. It's quilted with a layer of Dream Request Cotton batting topped with a layer of Hobbs 80/20. I thought I had a king size wool batt on hand but the Hobbs worked great for subtle loft. The light weight request cotton gives it the perfect amount of drape.
By the time I got to the last row I thought I'd rather quit and shove the project in a box than make another block. So I made a row of scrap strips. It's my favorite part of the quilt now. It's huge!! 93x117.
It's so big that I had to curve the corners so they won't drag on the floor, lol.
I decided to name the quilt "O" Positive after a woman at Muddy Boots was obsessed with wanting to know why Carol and I were making quilts for the American Red Cross. Nothing we said (over 3 hours) would convince her the quilts had nothing to do with "blood". I finally gave in and named it for my husbands blood type and quilted it in straight lines (varying widths) and "O"s.
I was tempted to applique a massive blood drop on the back, but fell in love with this fabric from my sister Teri and had to use it instead. Good thing eh? A blood quilt is very fitting for 2 Halloween lovers such as ourselves don't you think. lol
Thank you AnnMarie for the inspiration and Jeri for so generously sharing your pre-cut low volume fabrics with me. But most of all for giving me 2 finished orange cross blocks to start me off, which led to my color pallet. And thank you to my sister Teri for the 5 boxes of fabric that showed up on my doorstep and filled my fabric shelves to over flowing.