A blogging friend of mine also does the colorwash/watercolor style quilt. She has started a tutorial for one way to make them. I made this one following directions by Deanna Spingola and then added my own free form raw edge applique. Debbie has added some wonderful applique to a lot of her pieces too so you should scroll down through some of her previous posts too. I have 2" strips of floral fabric available in my blog shop, Wandaful Quilts. Scroll down to the second post from the top. If you go to a store to buy fabric 1/8 is the least you can buy so buying 2" strips will save you a lot of money.
I brought home the flannel and denim quilt I made for my parents about 12 years ago. I figured this was a good time to wash it. It is a lap quilt and Dad uses it a lot. I won't take it to the nursing home because it would disappear over there. Dad is doing OK. He seems to be adjusting to the schedule there. It is right next door to his apt. building so he is still just 2 minutes from my house. He will be getting a lot of physical therapy to strengthen his legs and maybe will be able to go back to his apt. after his 20 days there. We caught the pneumonia in the early stage so he didn't have any ill effects from it.