It’s kind of fun to sew a variation.
I look at it this way – I already KNOW the pitfalls. All of the math has been figured out. I simply need to do some counting, some cutting, and some assembly line sewing and before I knew it I had the baby pinwheel quilt top together!
It felt GOOD to do a smaller project.
Do you realize this is the 2nd small quilt I’ve finished in the past month? Or as in this case, just got to the top stage, but it still counts!
I am thinking there needs to be a book on baby sized quilts in my future!
I have been mulling that over for a project down the road, and I think it needs to be brought closer to the front burner. I've sure had fun doing the past couple of small quilts that have come my way.
As far as I know "Winston Ways" the small version has arrived for its place in the silent auction which benefits Quilts of Valor. I'm hoping that someone will attend and take photos so I can share them here with you. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE! Someone get photos of ALL the quilts in the silent auction! I'm so anxious to see what else was turned in.
I appreciate your efforts!
All laid out and ready to assemble!
I also appreciate having a large “design floor” space in the family room area of the cabin basement!
9 blocks, only 9 blocks!
Now to get both the H quilt and this one quilted. And bound. And sleeved. And labeled. That will have to happen NEXT trip home.
The wind finally died down.
And I am able to show you the quilt top over a small bench on my side yard. The greenery here is lush and beautiful and I love how it surrounds me like a hug. After being in Northern Michigan, which still shows little sign of trees having leaves at all, I want to surround myself with as much green as I can.
And beautiful mountain laurel, petals so pink and delicate!
The rush is now on to get everything ready for my trip to Illinois in the morning. I’m flying into Midway, a new airport for me, but the guild said it would be more convenient picking me up there than going all the way in to O’Hare, and I’m up for new adventure. Especially if it avoids O’Hare!
I’ve got a dentist check up and cleaning this afternoon so I will be sure to take my best smile to visit the Pride of the Prairie Quilters of Plainfield, IL!
And if I’m a good girl and get it all done, I may be able to sneak in a bit of piecing from home tonight.
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
Along with all of the pushing, striving, reaching, and hoping for something better, there are days when you just have to appreciate who you are, where you are right now. Today is that day!
You can see from the photo of this quilt that it is shredded due to hard use in some places. Literally loved to bits, this quilt is still beautiful in its own way, perfectly imperfect, just as it is. I think that applies to US too, don’t you?
**Side Note** This quilt was only stitched in the ditch to hold it together. If the quilting had crossed seam lines to further anchor the pieces, it may have fared better. Consider that when choosing quilting designs!
Happy Monday, everyone!