This is my major charitable quilt for the year. It is based on donated fabric from Riley Blake and a modified pattern and will go to the annual Festival of Trees in December.
I like the pieced binding and the back.
I don’t have to love a quilt to know that someone will love it.
It will warm the heart and body of a child, surely.
I caught up on the “curvy” blocks by not doing them curvy.
See, I knew that there was little chance I could complete 28 applique blocks and there needed to be some connection in the quilt.
So, (ta-dah!) I have started on these little blocks that mirror the center of the modified curvy blocks.
Thanks to Melissa for the Seeing Stars Quiltalong. Even though I have changed a few things, I have found it most inspiring.
Still playing catch up.
I wasn’t feeling very “improv” myself, I guess, but the Improv Blocks came out as Basic Blocks. Maybe I should have varied the centers somehow? But, at least they are done.
And the Basic Blocks, too.
Nearly caught up and looking forward to next week’s final release of the Seeing Stars Quiltalong.
Not a lot happening here, but the central blocks are assembled.
And borders started.
I enjoy the challenge of “making it work.”
I am thinking more borders, but we’ll see how it grows.
School started and I fell behind.
But, I have pieced a little and managed to complete the four pinwheel star blocks for the Seeing Stars Quiltalong by Happy Quilting.
Hopefully I’ll get a few more blocks together this weekend.
In a bag of hand-me-down fabric there were these 7 blocks. Hmmmm….similar color scheme…all 8″ blocks…Surely there is a quilted object in there somewhere?!
One obvious choice would have been potholders, but I didn’t want to make those.
Then, at a garage sale, these were in the FREE pile. Just two of them and nothing else.
Hmmmm…similar color scheme…12″ blocks…that will give me NINE total…I might have something here.
I switched out the blue 9-patch centers in the new blocks for red to help things start to blend together.
Currently experimenting with color, layout, and borders.
I can tell already that the piecing will not be perfect, because the blocks aren’t. But I might be able to make something pretty that will keep someone warm. And, I might learn a little something and gain experience in the meantime.
It could be worse.
My quilt for the Festival of Trees is now a finished top.
It is a challenge to work with fabric that you might not have chosen given a choice, but, hopefully, this works well enough.
It is based on the Layer Cake Coin Quilt from shequiltsalot.com
With school starting, it will be a while before I can get it quilted, but it isn’t due until November, so I should be fine.