Colonel/Kernel Panic Quilt
Here’s my attempt at playing along during the Waverunner Quilt Along over at BumbleBeans. V gave great instructions, including video tutorials, so it wasn’t hard to figure out, but was a good exercise in being free in cutting and piecing. (I think I felt a little too free as I made some of the strips so wavy that they struggle to lie flat.)
This quilt top is made up of primarily some of my husband’s dress shirts that had gotten put into the discard pile. There was a moment of temptation to raid his closet to incorporate one or two more, but I restrained that impulse! The orange/red ombre fabric came from my stash for the “spice” in the quilt top.
I couldn’t think of a name for this quilt, so I asked my husband to help me. He came up with the name. The Colonel part is because my husband wore these shirts to work in the defense industry and the Kernel part is because I have experienced a lot of Kernel Panics on my computer as the graphics card was failing.
Now for the hard part . . . how to quilt it?