Monday, October 24, 2005

Back in the Saddle...Again!


I must be crazy with all that is going on....but you know for the last two terms, I've presented graduates at school with lap quilts. The last term I took all the graduate's names and had someone draw two names to "win" the quilts. So here I am with my own graduating class and it's been eatting at me that I don't have anything for my OWN class! What can I do quickly and clear out some UFO blocks at the same time?

I recieved these 12" Ohio Star blocks when I moved here to SC from an online email list that I am on. I had toyed with the idea of making 6" blocks to go in with the 12" blocks and started making them, but to make it bed sized I was going to have to make a bunch more 12" blocks, and oodles of 6" blocks.....I got started, but it of course got way-laid as I got interested in things that were more interesting.. :c)

This morning I pulled these out...this is how many 12" Ohio stars were already done, and I also had a stack of the 6" ohio stars, and even the shirting alternate plain blocks were cut. I just started laying them out on the floor. I think if I add borders I can quilt this simply, with some all over design and it would be perfect for a graduation quilt for one of my classmates! I've got some other blocks I can also dig through to come up with another one, or I can always throw together a lap sized Yellow Brick Road in no-time flat and that will clear out some fun fabrics and I'll be able to carry on the tradition of graduation-quilt-giving with my OWN class.

Bonnie

4 comments:

Nines said...

Good for you! Isn't it funny that when we are the most overwhelmed and swamped, we put more on ourselves- but it feels good because WE are doing the piling on of more. I loved that quilt top and also the ribbons in the last post. You do really beautiful work!

Dawn said...

Bonnie! So nice to hear from you again! How soon in graduation? I know it is soon.

I love the Ohio star blocks with the the 12" and 6"! Someone is going to be really lucky to get that! Love it!

Finn said...

I think it is absolutely great! And looks very Judy Martin-ish ! Like you planned it that way from day one! I'd say it's good to go !! Good to see you again !!!

Darcie said...

Bonnie,

I love your work-in-progress! And I actually like it without the borders. Wouldn't a bias plaid binding be great?!

I think you are so generous to do this for your classmates. They will NEVER forget you! ;-)