The bad news is I’m losing my vision in one eye rather rapidly.
The colors are off, because it’s night time here. The olive is one of those fabrics where the warp is one color and the weft is another, and together they make a third color. The yellows are really a variety of oranges. I think I will make sixteen blocks, so that it will be a perfect square.
Here is the top for my niece’s quilt. I was ready to pin it, but it seemed to narrow. So I picked it up again and am adding some to the sides. I had a surprising amount of yellow, purple, and yellow and purple fabric. I used 4.5 inch strips cut to random lengths. I have also changed my mind about the back. Most of my utility type quilts have a back made from a red sheet. I love the color of IKEA’s red sheets, and a $5 quilt back can’t be beat, in my book. ( I wash the sheet first in really HOT water, and dry it HOT because it is prone to a little more shrinkage than quilt fabric. I also just tear the hems off to square it up, as it is never hemmed exactly on square. Then I crochet rugs with the torn off hems. ) But, my niece has an aversion to red, so I will take a look at the stash or maybe go to the quilt store and look in the sale bin. I hope she likes it. I have to get the rug vacuumed, the kids at school, and the dogs locked up to lay it out again! Oh well, such is life.