Friday, September 15, 2017
Finishing & Fun
I'm am so much happier with this finish for the Temecula Quilt Co Marvelous Monday Minis. It's sandwiched and ready for some hand quilting. I have machine quilted the Baptist Fan, but never hand - now is the time because I think it is perfect for this one.
All of the rosettes finished so far have been appliqued to the backgrounds and now two rows are ready. This is such a fun project and I used SARAH'S idea of laying out left to right one row and then right to left the next row. That way the 'temperatures' flow with the year.
Our guild had a Summer challenge of making library totes for one of our local libraries. Friday we presented 44 totes. Pictured from left to right are Kathy Livingston - guild Program Chair, Catherine Caiazzo - Head Librarian, Me - guild President, and Stephanie Liddle - guild Historian.
We had a few members absent our first meeting from Summer break, so I am quessing we will have a bit more to contribute.
We, also, got to watch a little reading group present at the time and the children got to have first pick from the totes. It was fun to watch them select the 'right' one, silly pose for a photo, and then proudly march out the door with Moms to take their prize home.
We gave the option of members to create a tote using Jelly Rolls or own strips to participate in the Project Jelly Roll with Moda and our picture was submitted to their web page with story.
Since it is National Jelly Roll Day, I plan to play. This JR (Whitewashed Cottage by 3 Sisters) has been sitting on my shelf for years (?). I won this participating in an on-line event and sadly so long ago I don't remember which one. It's not really my color palette, but it will make for a nice donation quilt. I plan a quick JR Race quilt so I have a day's flimsy finish as I have some commission work coming in and need to buckle down.
Today is a day for fun,