I was away all of last week with my Handi Quilter buddies. We looked at quilts, talked about quilts, and made some wonderful memories and plans for the coming year.
Yesterday, I chained myself to Errol because I missed him so much! At the end of the evening, I had a charity quilt for the veteran's home. The guidelines say 36"x42" and patriotic colors. I made my quilt from red, white, blue, black, gold, and brown fabrics. Who knew that my huge box of scrappy 2-1/2" squares only had 5 blue squares in it?
I basted the quilt last night:
It's small enough to easily baste on my kitchen table! I rolled the batting and top on old cardboard tubes to keep it contained while basting.
I plan to chain myself to Hedwig today and machine quilt the day away. Which thread would you use? I think I like Midas Touch (it's my go-to thread on the left), but I also considered Blue Heaven (middle) to add the blue that this quilt is missing. I pulled out Mudpies (right) just because.
Once you choose my thread for me, I plan to quilt it the same way I quilted the last Crate Quilt.
I still have enough squares to make another veteran's quilt.
I'll make that quilt the next time I'm in quilting withdrawal.