I love the feeling of finishing a project, and staring at the pile of things to be started and imagining anything is possible! I could quilt the world! Warmth for everyone! And then reality comes crashing down and I remember I have to sew some white fleece on a black shirt to be a kitty tummy for my daughter’s Halloween costume. Boring.
I’m still working on the Sugar & Spice blocks for the Project Linus quilt, and planning to quilt Grandma’s Garden. I’m thinking I’ll work on the Star Wars quilt next, piecing-wise.
I’ve been industrious this week as I got a donation box with some supplies to make nap mats for Good Mews, so I’ve prepped a giant pile using fabrics from my own stash to make about 20. Jett is playing Vanna for me next to the stack - it’s about 20 nap mats-worth of fabric (each is the size of a fat quarter):
Also included in the box were some pillowcases to donate to ConKerr, so that inspired me to whip up 8 more of my own. As a result I’ve got a nice pile to put in the donation box at the quilt shop at our guild meeting on Sunday.
Well, I still need to finish the game pieces (yo-yo’s), but the quilt itself is done. Please pardon the wind:
Clockwise from top left, the games are checkers, slide ring (I think that was made up for this quilt just to do a double wedding ring block!), mancala, tic-tac-toe, and a “Big Arc” game, which is sort of like Candy Land.
I think I’m going to give it as a Christmas present to one of my grand-nephews instead of the big brother gift, since that will save me buying a Christmas gift this year. It will also save me from making giant dice to go with this since the recipient is 3 1/2. I will figure out something else for the Big Brother gift, which won’t be needed until March or so of next year.
Bonus picture of Morelli helpering with the basting. Just after this picture was taken, Jett skidded into the room and smushed it up so I had to start over.
The finished quilt is 55 x 61″. It uses a lot of piecing on interfacing, and using interfacing to make those arcs and double wedding ring blocks. It was interesting, but not sure it’ll be something I’ll repeat.
I’m also entering this in the Blogger’s Quilt Festival (in the baby quilt category)! Go check out other awesome entries!
Well, one finish in the books this week and a couple more poised to go soon. Mildly sidetracked by kittens and baseball post season, but hopeful to wrap up the Gamequilt this coming week.
- Used this Week: 10.5 yards
- 1.5 yards fleece for 3 pet scrap bed covers
- 9 yards for the W(h)ine Country quilt
- Used year to Date: 396 yards
- Added this Week: 0 yards
- Net Used for 2012: 114.5 yards
- YTD Used for Charity: 133.25 yards (34% of total used)
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