I stayed pretty focused on my list this month. Only two slight diversions!
First, I made the binding for the Scrappy trip around the world. Don;t ask me why it took so long! Still haven't sewn it down but I am closer to a finish! I ended up using red...think I'll like it.
Second, I handed off Orca Bay and Material Obsessions to my friend to be long arm quilted! which I guess means I should start thinking of making more binding....a lot more binding!
Third, I pieced a backing for Charleston Baskets. I'm going to hand quilt this one using Perl cotton and a large stitch. I want it to have lots of texture! Next step is to baste it....need to pick out a good long movie for this task!
I basted my little quilt, Crayon Rows. I had an extra incentive to do that as I presented a program on basting quilts to my guild! I'm going to machine quilt this one.
Donation Quilt pieced background
Lots of progress was made on the donation quilt. All of the backgrounds are pieced! Feel like I've already "made" a quilt! Kits were made up for all of the blocks and the borders. Half were given to volunteers to applique early in the month and the remainder will be distributed on Saturday. Still need to figure out what the added inner border will be...goal is to have the top finished by June! This is the first time I have used this much gray in a quilt...
So what were the distractions? Well, a friend was diagnosed with breast cancer so we made a "care quilt" with lots of inspirational messages to keep her spirits up during radiation therapy. The other diversion is not as commendable ..it is that darn internet! V over at Bumblebee quilting is doing a challenge using linen tea towels as a center medallion I have lots of those towels so I rationalized it as "but I will not be buying anything for this challenge...." (hey, I can hear you snickering!)