Cinco de Manito - A Finished Quilt

So, my church back in Spokane has an annual auction to raise money for its ministries. I've donated a t-shirt quilt (Shelly's), a tablerunner, and a quilt in the past. And even though we moved this summer, I knew I want to still send something!

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I sent off an email asking for the theme, and I was told Cinco de Mayo, since it's being held tomorrow evening. Well, I happened to have some taco flannel leftover from this t-shirt quilt, so serendipity won out!

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I found the Taco 'Bout Awesome flannel at Joann's and bought the usual two yards - 1.5 for the back and three 6" cuts for the front.

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Then I dove into my flannel scrap bins and found...almost nothing that matched. I have a ton of blue, pink, and purple, but almost nothing in greens and yellows! The yellow dots and green squares were all I could find.

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So after trying out every bit of red that really didn't work, I headed to my local quilt shop and bought the multi-colored squares. You know, a whole yard so I could use it for binding, too.

In case you're counting, yes, that's three yards purchased to make this scrap flannel quilt.

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But my church (Manito UMC) was awesome and totally worth it, so.... I've forgotten just how hard it is to church shop after you've had a really good one. We haven't been so welcomed into a church community since college - nearly twelve years and five moves!

Eventually we might find a new church home. Until then, I'm still supporting the place where my heart is. And I'm kinda sad that the quilt gets to hang out with them this weekend and I don't!

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