A while back I saw this great quilt on the internet:
The label called it Marjorie Childress's 1960s quilt. I don't know if Marjorie made the quilt or just owns it, but I decided to make one like it. Instead of the traditional method of making prairie points, I used 2.5 inch square "quilter's candy" squares that I had acquired over the years. I placed one square right side together with a second randomly-sized (but bigger than 2.5" square) piece of fabric and stitched all the way around the square. I then cut the result once diagonally from corner to corner. Turned the triangles right side out and pressed. So you get two "prairie points" for each 2.5 inch square that you cut...which seemed like a time saver until I was doing the right side out turning and pressing...that took a while. I'm 900 or so points along now and I am beginning to have trouble remembering what I liked about this quilt. But the top is finished, so lets get it quilted in time to be in my guild's show. Stay tuned.