- Decided it would be a throw size: approx. 63" x 57".
- Planned out my diamond shaped pattern on graph paper. This told me how many patterned and white squares I would need.
- Gathered up my leftover cheery, bright fabrics I have used in recent years. Not hundreds, but definitely dozens. It was fun to remember how and when I used each and every one.
- Cut 3 1/2 inch strips from each fabric.
- Paired up random fabric strips and sewed them together.
- Cut the paired strips into 3 1/2 inch sections.
- Cut 3 1/2 inch white strips, then into 3 1/2 squares, according to my drawing.
- Laid it all out to make sure it looked like I wanted.
- Sewed it all together.
- After quilting and binding it, I washed it (with a little white vinegar to set the colors) and dried it to give it that softness I love.
The back is gray and aqua flannel.
The recipient of this quilt is a friend who took our family photo last year. Actually in 2011. Yep. Overdue.
*The term, Potluck, seems to be used a lot by quilters. Just did a quick search on pinterest. Guess I'm not that original.