Thursday, November 29, 2012
WIP Wednesday 11/28/2012
Fundraiser for my office
Disappearing Nine Patch blocks constructed by strip piecing
Partly from stash. Original layout. 56" square.
Close-up of block
Scottie Dogs fabric may have been in my stash for up to 15 years (selvage says 1997).
I just finished the Scottie Dogs quilt, a fundraiser for my office. I'll take the quilt to work tomorrow to show my fundraiser team, then bring the quilt home again to share with a few friends over the weekend. The fundraiser doesn't start until Dec. 10. Each team puts together a gift basket to be auctioned. The team whose basket gets the highest bid will win a pizza lunch. A couple of members of my team contributed $25 to help me buy materials for the quilt. I spent the $25 on fabric, pieced scraps of batting together, and spent a few of my own dollars for embroidery floss.
Now that the Scottie Dogs quilt is completed, I'll be moving on to a pair of quilts for the young sons of friend Jennifer A. Tonight I bought two solid blue background fabrics, spending a little less than $15 for 5 yards at Jo-Ann's, thanks to coupons. Recently I picked up a couple of theme fabrics, one for each boy. I'll use large squares of the theme fabrics, adding checkerboards of blue background and scrap fabrics. I'll probably start working on those on Friday.
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