I chat with a group of ladies on Facebook who are predominately knitters and crocheters, but they welcome ladies who quilt and make period clothing and a variety of other specialties. The woman who moderates this group encourages everyone to post pictures the first of each month of what they are in the process of creating. I’ve worked on three quilt tops and squares for charity afghans, and I have some pictures to share.
This first top is a collection of blocks made from my stash. I have a LOT of fabric that is a quarter of a yard or less, and it’s organized by color (mostly), so I can go to the shelves and take down a handful of fabric to make a block. This particular block, and quilt were designed for “Sunday Morning Quilts.” I love the book, and used this pattern for a quilt for Scraps on a Mission last Fall. I liked it so much that I’m making one for us.
I haven’t decided what to use as the backing and binding, but most likely they will be dark. I’ll quilt this one on my sewing machine, and we’ll use it in the great room.
This next quilt is a color block design that went together in just a couple of hours, It will be quilted using parallel lines about 2″ apart. The center strip will be quilted vertically, and the rest will be quilted horizontally. This quilt will be given to a women’s shelter that Scraps on a Mission is supporting. I’ll quilt this one at home, too. It’s close to twin size. I’m trying to decide if I want to add a strip at the bottom, or both the top and bottom, to give it a little more length. (The light spots in the yellow are from the quilt behind this one on my design board.)
There’s one more quilt top that is done and ready to be sent to my favorite long arm quilter, but I need to get a picture tomorrow, so I’ll add another post then.
This last picture is the six inch crocheted squares that I’ve started for a charity project. I like to have something to work on while I sit with Dear Husband at night, and these fill the bill.
The Maple Leaf Quilt that I was working on in December is ready for a day when I can just sit and sew. I know one of those days is bound to show up, sooner or later. I’ll post pictures of that quilt when it’s further along.