Last Saturday was Clue #7 – The Great Reveal for the Project Linus Mystery Quilt Challenge. The previous 6 weeks gave us 6 different blocks to make. There were two blocks that only required one to be made. The other blocks needed 2 or 3 copies, but one required us to make 9 of the same block.
The last count I heard was that there were 998 people registered to get the pattern. Not sure if that means 998 quilts will be made, but that is a marvelous number of supporters! And if we get 2 more, there will be a prize drawing!!
Our quilts do not have to be laid out the same. But I had been playing solitaire with my blocks and didn’t come up with anything I wanted to do different. Here is the finishing suggested by the Mystery Quilt Challenge.
Isn’t this precious!! So cheery & fun.
I’ve been only using my scraps and thought I had enough of the white fabric to finish, but found out I was 7” short. So I spend several days fussing over what to do. This is a problem I have – over thinking. I have a hard time visualizing how something will look made one way or another.
I finally found something that I wanted to use. So here is my finished top.
The outer white border is a white with colored speckles. It isn’t quite as bright a white as the rest of the white-on-white, but I think it worked well with the multi-colored patchwork border.
And I think I’ve found the perfect backing fabric in my stash. A few years ago I bought this fabric on sale and packed it away. Yes, it needs to be ironed!
The quilt is a bit wider than the Width of Fabric (WOF), so I’m going to piece a strip down the middle to give it the added width it needs.
I have two other Quilt-Alongs (QAL), but I’ve been pretty busy with Gracie. I haven’t done any Bear Paws this week. This may have to wait a bit longer.
Carole’s Autumn Jubilee, at From My Carolina Home, is another short-term QAL. The aim is to get some fall seasonal items made up. The two blocks we’ve been working on are Leaves & Pumpkins.
So far Mug Rug, Table Runner, and a Mini Quilt has been designed. Today we will get a bigger project – maybe a Lap Quilt.
I’ve not made anything, just working on blocks. I’ve been doing some digging through fabrics and cutting. I need to dig out some background fabric.
I used some of these pieces as Leaders/Enders while stitching Gracie’s Get Well Garden. What you might call Multi-Tasking. See the beginnings of some pumpkins in the top/right corner?
I took a break from my QALs yesterday to make a Birthday Present for a neighbor. He turns 3 years old today. I enjoy it when I get to have a play date with him.
So I gathered up some scraps & fat quarters and some Chalk fabric and made him a travel Chalk-Cloth Placemat.
I didn’t really have a pattern. I kind of made it up as I went along. It is roughly based on something I saw on the Internet. I will be posting a tutorial later.
I added a couple of squares of Velcro so this could be folded for travel. Plus two pockets – one for an eraser and one for some chalk.
I made the eraser out of one piece of batting and one piece of fabric. Check out the pockets on the upper/left & lower/right corners. The eraser is peeking out.
Well, I feel accomplished this week. Today I will probably work on some pumpkins & leaves. Then this weekend, I’ll piece the backing for Gracie. (And maybe do some laundry!)
What will you be doing?