When I was getting ready for my April Quilt & Sew-In, I prepped an easy and quick quilt using the many polka dot fabrics I have. I paired them with some striped fabric and cut all into 2 1/2 inch strips. I got the inspiration for this quilt which she called the Ernie Quilt. For me, it’s best to have something fairly mindless, quick and gratifying for when I am facilitating a retreat. This worked!
Here is the quilt top on the design wall at the retreat:
And, very unlike me, I quilted it as soon as I got home! I used evenly spaced curvy lines. Oh my, that was a lot of sewing and I love the look. SEW worth it! I find myself looking at other fabrics I can use this pattern for. Some of the donated fabrics I’ve received for Hospice quilts will be perfect for this pattern. Hmmm, maybe patterned strips coupled with solids? So rewarding and fun!
The quilt back is cotton voile – so soft! I’ve even used this quilt a few times as a lap quilt.