This is a photo of the new squares I was able to cut from the extra material I came home with in my shopping bag (with Charlie's, of course). When I left the lesson, I only had 16 squares total. This made such a small blanket that I wasn't sure it was worth it. When I got home and saw how much material was left over, I started cutting more strips and squares. I ended up with 49 total. I don't know why the teacher made me make mine so much smaller than the other students except she must have gotten confused about the amount of material we needed (even though she was the one with the pattern). Anyway, I sewed over 100 strips together today and will have a very nice sized rag quilt. I would never recommend this pattern to a beginner (back has a pattern also), and I don't think I will probably make it again either, unless this turns out too beautiful to believe! The basic square one should be a lot easier, and I think that one might be the one we teach if we still have interest. If you are searching for directions on the internet, let me tell you that it is a lot easier when you have someone to help you one-on-one---just like the no-sew blankets. I know if I am able to finish this that I will be very proud of myself.
I would like to think that I can't be described in a short paragraph. Some adjectives that come to mind: curious, caring, kind, generous, excitable, motivated, emotional, fun, organized. What do you think? Claire