Today I share a 1600 quilt.... that has been on a diet. Usually 1600 quilts are made with 40 2.5" strips. This one was sent from Jane, the queen this month in the Queen Bee group I am in. She sent 32 strips and those worked up to a decent size quilt. I believe she will be donating them to Project Linus in her area. Thanks Jane. I really enjoyed how fast this went together.
|The beginning of the strips sewn end to end.|
|Fold, sew together. This is a couple of folds in.|
|All done. Ready for borders or quilting.|
Have you visited Alycia Quilts recently? I wandered over there this week and found she is doing a block drive. She's got directions on this blog for making Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Trips Around the World. Thank yous to Bonnie for giving Alycia permission to use her block and instructions. And the best part, all the blocks will be made into Quilts of Valor and given to wounded service men and women. I whipped this one up last night. The hardest part was finding fabric in red and blue. White, I have covered. What happened to those three fat quarters I bought recently? And, to spur you on Alycia is offering an incentive. For every 5 blocks you get to her before 11/15 you will be entered in a drawing for a 5 yard bundle of fabric. Wahoo! I want to win and I sure hope it is patriotic fabrics!
Here's are the goals... not great but I'm happy with what I did get done.
Week of October 22
Work on Scrap Squad #5√
Draw Scrap Squad #6 in EQ
Take a few days off√
Work on Sophia's sweater√
Finish the small hexagon top oops
Week of October 29
Put Zipper in Sophia's sweater
Finish SS#5 top
Start SS #6
Finish pillow sham for blue and yellow quilt
Finish the small hexagon top
It's a wet Monday here on the East Coast. I hope to do some more sewing and I'm hoping we don't lose power. For more Design Wall reports check in at Patchwork Times. Enjoy the inspiration.