Monday, April 13, 2009

Two More Project Linus Quilts

My Spring Fling Round Robin quilters sent the 12 blocks below that were used for this quilt. They actually sent a total of about 70 12" squares, but I am down to assembling the last 2 of 7 quilts from these blocks! This one is done from a dozen blue and green boyish squares. Tami sent a piece of sweet blue along with her 4 blocks (and another piece of backing I'll likely use for another quilt) that I was able to use for the backing and most of the binding. I actually love the look of a binding scrapped from different pieces of fabric, especially when the quilt itself is somewhat scrappy. It's lovely - has all things boy from John Deere tractors, to boats, frogs, dogs and balls. It's such a great combination of fun boyish things.
The next one I called "Nothing Runs Like a Deere". I had acquired a few John Deere fat quarters last year. In my quest to rid my stash of novelties, I put together some half-Bento box blocks using the novelties. The back of the quilt is the very bright spring green. It reminds me of a field. I quilted it in a large meander using a variagated yellow-green thread.
Here's a little bit more closer in shot.
My two and a half year old couldn't NOT model these quilts for me. She's such a ham! And, she loves to see what I am sewing and handle the fabrics (probably dangerous traits!)
...and the other quilt too.
I am down to having blocks from the SFRR3 for 2 more donation quilts. I am in the process of assembling one set of these. It may get finished later this week. The last set of blocks lacks 3 in order to make the quilt. I'll have to get busy and create these. Other items on my agenda include...
  • add a border to "Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend" - I'll show this one later this week
  • Finalize plans on what I am making for my oldest son and start cutting
  • make my 4"x4" starter square for the round robin I'm in (due May 15)
  • Finish Debbie's Paris "vacation" block for the birthday block swap (& mail these blocks)
  • Mail the row robin swap row
  • Sandwich a couple of flimsies that I have laying around, and begin quilting
  • finish quilting on a mini I'm doing for a 2nd cousins wedding.

Sounds busy enough!




1 comment:

patricia said...

I really like what you did with the John Deere FQs -- certainly not a pack that I would have picked up. The color palette is even pretty! But I wouldn't say that to the lucky little one who will get it some day. [grin]