Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Make It Monday 11/19/2012

Africa Hope quilt
Commissioned by friend and co-worker Debbie S.
Quilt will be given to American couple who run a medical facility in Africa.
Hope of Hartford and Bright Hopes blocks
Partly from stash. 60" square. Original design.
Completed 11/16/2012

Back of the quilt
Made up mostly of fabric from Africa

Brochure about the medical facility
Border of the brochure is reflected in the border of the quilt.
Chose Hope of Hartford and Bright Hopes to go with brochure's phrase "Hope is Happening Here."
Red earth in the area is represented by rust background fabric in the quilt.

Quilt includes lots of bright prints and colors, like the dress of the people who come to the medical facility.

I delivered the quilt to friend Debbie S. on Saturday. I tied a few knots in the quilt to hold the layers together. Debbie will finish the rest of the knots, then send the quilt on its way.

Tonight I started working on Scottie Dogs quilt, a fundraiser for my office.
I began with the Scottie dog fabric in the center. I've had it for a long time. I bought the red solid and off-white backing (not shown) at 50% off at Jo-Ann's. I used a 40% off coupon on the white polka dot.

Selvage says 1997. Guess it's time I used the fabric!

I was shy one 8.5" square, so I had to piece the last one. It doesn't look too bad.

Here's the pieced square with a white rectangle attached.

First completed block

All sixteen blocks laid out on the design wall - not bad looking

Twisted many of them - more interesting now

A wide red border will surround the blocks, and a solid off-white will make up the back. I'll have the quilt finished in a few days. The quilt will be on display for auction on Monday, along with a few other items from co-workers on my team. If our basket of goodies gets the highest bid, we'll win a pizza lunch.

What are your quilting plans this week? Please post a comment. I'd love to hear about them.


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