Presidents Quilt Top Presented

Oh, I have been keeping secrets!!  Now I can reveal what I worked on the last 2 weeks of August!

My guild, Ocean Waves Quilt Guild, Lewes Delaware, has a tradition of presenting a quilt top or a stack of quilt blocks to the outgoing guild president.  As one of the outgoing vice-presidents, I volunteered to coordinate. With the help of another board member, Cheryl, we came up with a plan.  We asked the board members to contribute 3 – 4 patches made from 5″ squares in modern prints, focusing on the colors of yellow, lime and grey.  (Oh, yes, in the midst of our quilt show prep, these board members stepped up and followed through!).  Cheryl took the blocks and snowballed the outside corners of the 4 patches.  She delivered them to me with a plan to set them on point. She had even arranged them in the order they were to go in each row. (check out the cool little stickers with the arrow points-they were all numbered!)  So, I didn’t have to do a lot of thinking, I cut the sashing and posts and assembled the quilt top.

Setting on point

Setting on point

Ok, I did have to do some thinking….those darn setting triangles made me think! I had my Pat Sloan “I can’t believe I’m Quilting” book out, and my Robert Kaufman Quilt Calc app on my phone to “figure out” the sizes that I should cut.  Between Pat’s book and the app, I got it done.  Layed it out on the floor to get an idea what it would look like if she added a charcoal grey border.

Quilt Top for Outgoing President

Quilt Top for Outgoing President

Yesterday at our September 2015 guild meeting, the new officer’s were installed, and the quilt top was presented to Kathi, our outgoing president. Cheryl and Lana held it up for all to see.  Cheryl also presented her with the label for the back of the quilt.  I know Kathi will have fun playing with it on her new Bernina machine.  I hope it doesn’t become one of those “UFO’s” we all seem to have.  The pressure is on her to get it layered up and quilted to show at a future guild meeting!

Presenting the President's quilt top

Lana and Cheryl – Presenting the President’s quilt top

So, that was my secret project from August. Oh, I took my Scrap Happy Little Wishes Challenge stars quilt top to show at quilt guild “show & tell”. There was lots of interest from the members in that challenge and pattern. I will post the link to the challenge one last time: Scrap Happy Little Wishes pattern

If you didn’t see my version of the Scrap Happy Little Wishes Challenge block – I had photos of  – my version of scrap happy . Just click that link to look at yesterday’s post.

Today, I have plans to work on another log cabin cross banner.  What are you working on??

Happy stitching!

PS – if you are looking at this on a mobile device, are the photo’s loading faster?  I reduced the size and want to know if it has made a difference.  If you are viewing on a lap top/desktop computer – has it diminished the photo quality?  Let me know.

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