Last Friday was my monthly Quilts of Valor meeting, so I usually finish up some of those projects the week before to take along with me. The first is a Jelly Roll-type quilt made up from pieces that I bought for just $2 at a guild’s shop during their quilt show. Someone had cut the strips and had sets pinned together – it looked like the intention was to use them to make a log cabin, but I just went the easy route and made the Jelly Roll pattern. I think these always look better after they are quilted.
This second one was pieced by someone in the QOV group and I quilted it with my new computerized long-arm. I think it turned out great!
|Detail showing Allegiance pantograph|
|Quilt before binding was hand-sewn down at the meeting|
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness month and my LQS is having a challenge to collect pillowcases for ConKerr Cancer. That group’s mission is to help children smile while battling life threatening illnesses. You can learn more about this group at: http://www.conkerrcancer.org/
These are the pillowcases that I made up last night and took to the shop today (and the close-ups of the cute fabrics – I just love the designs!):
|I LOVE those dinosaurs|
|Puppy toes are always popular|
|This is the last of my cats-in-the-tulips fabric and I will miss it!|
|Remind you of a circus?|
|My favorite footwear ...|
And today I MUST finish bindings for my Wrap-a-Smile quilts … I have been saying this for weeks! I’d like to get a box in the mail ASAP … [more best-laid-plans??].