In 2 weeks it will be time for another sewing mini-retreat with the Country School Quilters. We now have our meeting space the second Friday and Saturday of every month. I'm using my time there to work on my community service projects, primarily veteran's quilts (4 x 60) and QOV quilts. I have about 1 day of work left to finish the string quilts, well, except for the quilting but I can't take Willie to to sewing day.
I was time to get my next projects lined up.
These fabrics were all left over from the Patriot fabric palette in 2012. I've been saving them just for these projects. So while Chris was sick I loved the PC into the room with him and started planning some quilts.
I started with some orphan blocks and came us with this for a veteran's quilt.
I have just enough of the turquoise to border the blocks and I have a 5" wide strip of the tie-dyed stripe. The sides are leftover edges of the patriot gradient. I'll add some pieces of dark blue and red at the bottom and top to make the quilt big enough.
This will be the QOV design. I have a lit of 1.5" strips of red for some reason and they will make great sashing. Both of these quilts should go together quickly and that will be a nice change of pace from the string quilts.
As I designed the quilts I would set aside the fabric for a specific part of the quilt in a pile.
When I was done I printed off the EQ images and made notes on the sizes of strips and pieces. I'm now ready for the next monthly mini-retreat.