While I'm waiting to get the ruler, I made some nightgowns for the little dollies and I made 2 of the four shoulder heat wraps that I need to do, and then I decided to begin making the Quilt of Valor that I need to get finished in time for the Festival (and Veterans Day) in November. I've made nearly all the blocks with red squares and I have almost half of the blue star blocks finished. I've liked each of the blocks as I made it, especially the blue stars, but I really like it laid out on the floor.
I got the pattern on line at Mary Quilts Of course, I made it scrappy but I still had to buy a couple of yards to complete it. Of course, I made it scrappy but I still had to buy a couple of yards to complete it. Mary's quilt finishes a little shy of the size the QOV organization prefers, so I had to decide between adding borders or making more blocks. This time, I chose to add more blocks so there won't be any borders on this quilt. I plan on making a scrappy blue binding and I have some red and blue fabrics that I can use for the backing.
So, that's more pressure on me! I think I'll go to my neighbor who's a long arm quilter and ask her to do the quilting since I think I'll just not have time.
I was at a meeting this morning with the two Veterans Service Officers to plan out how we'll present the quilts and between the three of us, we came up with a pretty good plan, I think. They have no shortage of veterans who would benefit from and who would appreciate getting a quilt so I suggested that whether or not we have another Festival, that we should present QOV every year to the veterans. I'll work on that idea when I have time--after the Festival!
Sadly, I've neglected my gardening chores but I hope to have some time tomorrow to get back at that weeding job. We'll see. I'd rather be making a quilt top! :)