Judy has issued a Stash Challenge for May. The Challenge is to make something - using fabric from your stash - to honor your Mother or Grandmother. This one will be easy for me.
Saturday I started this quilt in honor of my Mom whose birthday would have been on Sunday. It's a chinese coins quilt using a purple fabric (from Mama's stash!) for the sashing, borders and backing. Mama loved purple in any shade so it was easy for me to pick a color scheme for this quilt. I just pulled my 1-1/2" strips and pretty much anything goes except for the ones that just totally clashed with this fabric (bright reds, orange, florescent blue). The pieced strips will be 5" finished and the sashing probably around half that. I'm not sure how big it will end up being. I'll probably just keep making strips until I either run out of 1-1/2" strips or the sashing fabric. And since there's 7+ yards of it I'll probably run out of strips first.
And I'm not even breaking my vow to only work on UFOs in May as I did start this on April 28th. LOL!