So hard to resist!
I purchased this fabric up in Prescott months ago, and then I saw the Temecula Quilt Co.'s Back to School Sew Along, Little Letters. Perfect quilt for gifting to my grandchildren!
You noticed I said grandchildren...plural!
My son is expecting his first child right around my birthday...a little boy.
I will make two of each letter each week and have two quilts when all is said and done.
Now that is a BOW I can handle.
And speaking of done,
quilted and bound.
I used a stripped homespun for the binding and cut it on the bias. I cut my bindings 1 7/8" wide and then slightly tug on them when sewing them on the quilt...something I learned from Carrie Nelson of Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.
Well, I learned something new! Cannot pull on a homespun binding cut on the bias...it shrinks. Next time I use a bias homespun, I will cut the binding wider.
I will not meet my goals this month. Life just gets in the way sometimes. Last weekend I was in California for the estate/garage sale to help my mom downsize. It was a huge success, but an emotionally exhausting experience. On the day of the sale, we also learned that mom's home had sold, cash deal, 20 day close. We could not be more blessed. The home was built by my father, husband, and brother. It was hard to say goodbye, although I had never lived in the home.
The one decision I have made is to focus on one UFO, Pennies from Heaven.
Here is my abbreviated version.
I have worked hard in the mornings getting all the setting triangles done. Next step is to piece all the blocks together. I have ordered the border fabric and will decide on what I will do next when it comes. It just might be to stop here. It will look lovely on the wall in my 'green' guest room.
This weekend I will be working at TOWQS to help with Shop Hop and then we will head back to Colorado to winterize the cabin, so I am prepping a lot of handwork, including finishing Penny Garland and working on Sunflower Gatherings.
Back to work. The day is short.