|The Elephant quilt|
|Bananas and monkeys|
|Mama elephants and baby elephants|
|The whole collection|
After I cut out all the squares and sew the Xs on them, I grab a nice clean sheet to lay them out on to choose the pattern. Even for the small baby quilts, I have to do this on the floor of the living room so I can step back over and over to see if the layout is balanced. That's why I use the sheet, to keep the quilt squares clean and fresh. After the design is set, I stack up the rows and number them for sewing. I come back to the sheet for the snipping process, keeping my quilts fresh and clean until the entire process is done.
|All squared up|
|"Ah, fresh from the wash. Is that lavender Downy?"|