Monday, August 22, 2011

Design Wall Monday 8-22-2011

Where does time go. One day it was July and the next its August, about to be September. Only thing that I seem to work on lately is still class projects. The current project from Quilters’ Academy 3. It’s a mock feathered star that is easy if you break down the parts into half square triangles, square n square, and flying geese. After you get the parts made, its assembled like a 9 patch. I miscalculated the yellow background fabric so I have to get more to do the side setting blocks.
Also wanted to let anybody know that the opportunity quilt that I was working on earlier this year is finally finished and if anybody is interested I posted about it in the previous post.
That’s all for me for now. Jump over to Judy’s blog and see what everybody else is doing this Monday.
Cheryl M.

2011 Opportunity Quilt

I wondered if this quilt would ever get finished. If you look at earlier post about this quilt you will see that it was an overwhelming adventure. I am happy to say that the quilting, binding, label and sleeve are finished. It has been registered in the local quilt show, quiltfest jax, that will be next month.  Though I don’t expect the quilt to win any ribbons, but it will be fun to see what the judge’s comments will be.
The funds raised from this quilt will go to the local food pantry that helps supply food to low income families and the homeless in the clay county area. In this economy it is usually the last place people will donate funds or food to. The selves nowadays are mostly empty. So the funds that the guild brings to them in October will be a blessing for them to stock up on things before the fall and winter months get here.
If you are interested in a chance to win this quilt please drop me an email and I will get a ticket to you. They are $1.00 each. The drawing will be on September 24 at the end of the quilt show. If you get a chance to go to the show look me up at the First Coast quilt guild table at the front area of the show. It is a fairly large show, with over 450 quilts and about 70 vendors. Thanks for looking.
Also by the way all the fabric is hand dyed and measures 73” by 73”.
Cheryl M.