It went together very quickly...it helps when you've got a stash of vintage blocks to put to work. Another speedy technique is to quilt it right onto polar fleece...you get a cozy quilt, and it is much simpler when there are not those two layers to keep from wrinkling as you sew. There is much less basting involved.
I got my fleece at my local discount store for ten dollars: a good price for what is essentially both backing and batting.
To cut my long sashing strips, I used my new Quilt Cut 2, by Alto's.
HandiQuilter Sweet 16. And see the trim I had appliqued onto the big blocks in the center row? That was fun...
I reused the binding that was on the fleece blanket to make my smaller quilt binding.
I am sending it off tomorrow to the lady who has initiated this quilt drive.
I hope you will consider making a quilt too.