Aunt Linda's Quilt

Project Description

What are you most proud of? That I FINALLY finished ths quilt! Originally, my mom was going to make the top and I was going to quilt it. She got frustrated cutting the pieces out, so she boxed the whole project up and mailed it back to me. It was challenging picking up a project where someone else left off. I finally had finished piecing the center part of this quilt, and I had to set it aside to work on other things. In the meantime, I had it folded on my cutting table, and my cat coughed up a hairball on it!!! So I had to wash and iron an unquilted top, which I had never done before. (Luckily the stain came out.) I think my mom and I started this in November 2008, and the quilt was completed in March 2012. Thank goodness this one is DONE!! :-) What advice would you give someone starting this project? The Take 5 pattern is really easy and fun. Pick 5 fabrics and enjoy yourself! Oh yeah, and don't leave unquilted tops out where your cat can barf on them! :-)

What you will need

  • cotton fabric
  • batting

Q&A with Marie Flannery

Debby Harvey asked:
Just love the quilt. Where can I get the pattern?
Marie Flannery answered:
I bought it at a quilt shop. It's called "Take 5". The "gimmick" is you are supposed to take 5 minutes to pick 5 fabrics, and in 5 hours you will have a lap sized quilt top made. It's a very easy pattern and the blocks go together quickly.