See those bright turquoise and navy print strips. YUCH! I've been steadily working on this quilt and have lots more done but I still wasn't thrilled. Saturday night I ripped all of those pieces out and Sunday I added a few more pieces. Ah yes, so much better. Although, honestly the whole thing looks awful in this picture. The design wall isn't big enough, the cork behind the flannel is red, I have to pin the bottom pieces... honestly, the quilt looks much better than this shows! But it does show that I need to move some pieces around.
This quilt is headed to Alycia Quilts for Quilts of Valor. Did you read her post last Monday? Her cabinet is bare. She needs quilts for the folks on her waiting list. This seems a perfect quilt to send her -- masculine colors, a subtle cowboy theme (in the main fabric which I haven't used much on the front) and it will be easy to get it to the right size. And, I'm using up some of my stash! No, it isn't done yet but it is my primary quilt until it is done.
Do you ever sew something, leave it in your machine as an ender and the next time you come back you have NO IDEA what it is for? Yep, that happened to me. Here's my mystery piece. Yesterday I had no idea why I sewed these two pieces together. This morning I remembered. I want to try Elaine's rebuilt log cabin so I am making a few log cabin blocks to try it out. Duh. Check out Elaine's tutorial on her blog.
Goals for Week of 10/31/11
Finish binding on Quilt for Kids √
Wash√, package up and send Quilts for Kids quilts
Keep plugging away on beige and turquoise√
Sew rows together on 16 patch quilt
Load red, white and blue twin size quilt on Ruthie√ & it’s quilted!
Make lavender wreath√
Not too bad as I actually finished quilting the red, white and blue. Below is what I'm going to work on getting finished this week. We'll see how successful I am.
Goals for Week of 11/7/11
Package up and send Quilts for Kids
Trim and bind red, white and blue twin
Finish beige and turquoise top
Piece backing for beige and turquoise top
Quilt two baby quilts
Finish counted cross stitch ghost ornament
Add two sections to the pink floral quilt. Add triangles to square it up
Yes, I started to do a little counted cross stitch. I have a halloween tree with a few ornaments on it. Not very attractive ornaments at that. So I borrowed some patterns from Diana, a cross stitch queen if I've ever met one. I gathered the supplies and started ... er, in early October. For a while all I could do was one or two 18" strings a night. But, surprisingly, last night I got fired up. I have the head and outline stitching left to do. Yippee. It will be done in time for next year. I have a little candy corn I want to do also. But the big motivating factor is I want to do a cross stitch Santa on a sweatshirt. I've had the sweatshirt for years. I had at least half of the floss. So while shopping the big sale at JoAnns yesterday I bought the rest of the floss and another piece of waste canvas. I'm ready to start after I finish the ghost. I sure hope I am motivated to get it done before Christmas but don't hold your breath. I tend to flit from project to project. But, I might get really serious about this after I get my quilting projects done this month... I'll keep you posted.
Do you like to see what is on other design walls? Go over to Patchwork Times to link to other's design walls. I'm going to finish this up and add my link. Happy quilting all!