Saturday, February 7, 2015

Ready...Set...Sew!

Today is Quilts of Valor Foundation's National Sew Day.  Here are my strips for two Quick Trip Around the World quilts.



What project(s) do you have under way?


Sunday, February 1, 2015

New Project Fabric Stack

Now that I finished my brother's quilt top, made the backing cut with a wavy blade in my rotary cutter to avoid the mess of raveled edges,


and made the binding (look at that raveling - I even zig zag stitched the raw edges together),


I'm SO excited to start a new project!  I have been sticking to my vow of finishing the project I'm working on before starting another.  This keeps me from having a bunch of UFOs around that I generally wind up never finishing (or dread having to finish).  

I've been wanting to make a couple of Quilts of Valor and bought a pile of red, white, and blue fabrics about a year ago.  Since February 7th is the Quilts of Valor Foundation's National Sew Day, today is a good day to get these  fabrics pressed and to start cutting the strips so I'm ready for next weekend.  I'm going to do 2 lap sized (54" x 77") quilts with this fabric stack using Eleanor Burns' Quick Trip Quilt pattern.  



These quilts are easy peasy and go together in a jiffy.  I haven't made one since I finished this quilt in 2012 as a gift for one of my mother's friends.

Hope you're having a great weekend!