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Northwestern Plan B

I finished the quilting and bond my newest plan B quilt this week.  I’m calling this one Northwest Plan B.  Why, you ask? One, I’m sending it to my sister in law who happens to live there. Two, The low volume background reminds me of the overcast skies that are so prevalent there. Three, The bright happy trees remind me of all the beautiful foliage that are a result of so many rainy days.

 To go with this theme I decided to quilt clouds and swirling wind.

 I hope it will be the perfect pick me up for my sister in law.  She was recently diagnosed with cancer. So a Plan Be quilt is perfect. If you are unfamiliar with my Plan B quilts let me explain. A Plan B quilt is made from blocks inteded for other quilts.  Test blocks because sometimes it’s a good idea to make sure everything fits before you commit.  Orphan blocks because some blocks are so fun you get carried away.  Mistake, not failures, but lessons learned.  And scraps because when life falls to pieces remember there is always plan B.  And life is all about how you handle plan B.

 Now to box it up and send it on it’s happy way. Linking up with Sarah, Cynthia, and Amanda Jean.


  • Kaja says:

    I love the idea of Plan B quilts – what a great approach. This one has worked so well that it looks like all the parts were meant to be together in the first place.

  • Flickenstichlerin says:

    Wonderful finish a great Plan B project. Best wishes to your sister in law.

  • Robby says:

    It's such a cheerful quilt, even with those 'overcast skies'. Or maybe because of them. Life is full of Plan Bs, if you look for those opportunitites.

  • Needled Mom says:

    I'm sure your SIL will love it, Em. Plan B idea is such a clever idea.

  • Cynthia Brunz Designs says:

    I love your plan B quilt. You have me itching to start one of my own! What a happy quilt to send to your SIL.

  • phxquilt says:

    The explanation of what a plan B quilt is was wonderful. We all have boxes of lovely "extras" to make this type of quilt. Thanks for the inspiration. Positive thoughts going out to your family.

  • LIttle Penguin Quilts says:

    Your Plan B quilt is delightful! And the idea that life is all about how you handle Plan B. So very true!

  • Marly says:

    Pretty quilt full of stories. Your sister-in law is sure to be comforted by it; it sounds like she needs a plan B at the moment. This is such an inspiring story; thank you.

  • Browndirtcottage says:

    This quilt is just too darn cute Em! Most definitely will brighten her days!!

  • Jocelyn is Canadian Needle Nana says:

    What a wonderful keepsake for you sister-in-law. I love the look, refreshing to me. The choice of a quilting motif of swirls so pretty too. Lovely work!

  • Jenny says:

    I'm sure your sister-in-law will love her new quilt. It will be a comfort to her and she will be able to take it with her as she undergoes her treatment. Please pass on best wishes for her recovery.

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