I have held off on any Allietare updates until I had some significant progress to report. The edges have been trimmed and 2 rounds of borders have been put on. The pattern finishes as a nice queen size, but I upped the border size slightly and have ONE more round to go. I am going for king size, and will be adding a 12 ” border all around in a textured tone on tone gold print that goes nicely with those gold center blocks.
I’ve been “on break” from sewing while I recover from bronchitis that kept me out of the sewing room for a full week.
I have been working with our Senior Quilt Project at church, and we have 9 quilts for presentation to our graduates. Our congregations signs these quilts, writing messages of hope, faith and God’s love on them. They will be presented on Mother’s Day to the graduates. Each quilt is different. We have a large selection of fabric that we cut 8.5″ squares from and then each person chooses the pattern and fabrics they think would best suit the graduating student
I made this one,
This one was made by Mary Lu Wilson –
and really reflects the personality of the recipient who works as an EMT volunteer! I did the binding on both quilts after we tied them last weekend. Finished the binding last night and they are ready to return to the church. Of course, I used my favorite “Susie’s Magic Binding method” and I could make the binding and get it stitched on by machine in an evening.
I plan to work on my friend June’s quilt on Friday, getting her last round of borders on, now that she has decided which fabric and what size she would like them to be. I feel like I have had it for months, and only work on it once a month. Once I get the next round of borders on, I will take it to her, and we will decide how to back and quilt it. No pix until I get that next round on!
I still have a stack of half square triangles waiting in the kitchen to trim for the Scrap Dance Tango Mystery Quilt…..I was a bit afraid to even go near my rotary cutter when I was feeling unwell last week, so there has been no progress on that project. I also put up a post about starting another quilt along for a mini bargello. Well, thinking I would use my 2.5″ strips out of my scrap storage bins and how “easy” the project would be, got me planning. The plan is still there, but I got sick and now feel totally behind! I am taking a trip in a few weeks and have other deadlines (ooohhh…income tax time) looming! Plus, I have been on the run, visiting with my youngest daughter 3 days in a row, so I feel like my projects will just have to wait. Family first! I did have fun this week with my newest quilt bee = the Queen Bees! It is fun to see them “up and flying” now. They have a plan in place for next month’s bee while I am away. They are a lively bunch, with all different skill levels, and I think it is fun to watch them share techniques and skills with each other.
That’s about all the fun I can muster for this day! I hope you have a lovely weekend and celebrate the Risen Lord this Easter Sunday. If you are looking for a place to worship, you are invited to Reformation Lutheran Church, 613 Lakeview Ave, Milford Delaware, with service at 8:30 and 11 am on Sunday. Drop in and take a peak at all those beautiful Senior Quilts too! If you live elsewhere in the world, I encourage you to take time and worship during this very holy week.
Allietare Mystery Quilt designed by Bonnie Hunter – www.quiltville.blogspot.com
Scrap Dance Tango Mystery Quilt designed by Carole – http://www.frommycarolinahome.wordpress.com
Susie’s Magic Binding – Aunt Marti’s 5 2 quilts blog – http://www.52quilts.com/2012/05/tuesday-tutorial-susies-magic-binding.html