"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jer 29:11 (NIV)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Break Doings....

Have managed to get a wee bit of sewing done this week so far in between what has seemed like a bazillion errands.    Did have to go into school this week as well and spent almost 6 hrs there grading assignments.   Brought a large stack home with me as well that still need to be graded before Monday and the return of school gets here.

 I've managed to finish off two quilt tops for kiddo's so far this week.   The first one will be quilted this summer and is earmarked for an agency in Phoenix that serves moms who are single parents.   One of my best friends is the director of the agency and I plan to make several of them to send for the mom's to have to choose from if that is what they want to spend their 'points' on.   This quilt top started with a charm pack of Moda flannels and some other flannel scraps that a friend gave me.

The second and third tops were made from challenge blocks and will be going to Sunshine.  The one with the winter bears still needs a border, but I'm still trying to figure out what to do for it.   Both will finish out at approximately 42" square.

 The final quilt top is one that I started yesterday.   The center checkerboard squares came from Pat, online friend.    They were part of a box of fabric for charity quilts that she sent me several yrs ago.  I made 64-sq checkerboard blocks with the squares and had these two purple blocks (among lots of others).  I added the piano key / churn dash border around the outside with the last of the purple strips that I had pulled out for a previous quilt.  

The quilt is now resting on my 'design floor' until I figure out what to add next to it.   It is currently about 31" wide by 43" long.    It really needs a border that will add more in width than it does in length.   I'm just not sure what that border will be.

Gratitudes -

1. The quilt retreat is here!!!!!!!!!!

2. For having the 'problem' of too many kids signing up for my classes next school year.


swooze said...

Churn dash blocks down side. Small checkerboard header and footer?

desertskyquilts said...

I love all your cuties, but that purple one just steals my heart - it's this churn dash love affair I have. =) So glad to hear there are so many wanting to take your class next year. Hope that works in your favor!