I've been working away on a couple of projects and having success, but I keep finding more and more that I need or want to do. :-( Saturday afternoon, I found a small kit that included all the makings for a red, white, and blue Trip Around the World quilt top. I opened the package, remembered buying it at an auction a number of years ago, wondered why I never did anything with it, and promptly decided that I'd work on it and get it done!
Here's the progress so far.
Since I never got rid of it, I guess I thought it was worth saving and that I would get to it one day. Well, today is that day! Starting Saturday afternoon, I measured and squared up all the blue squares and accepted the fact that I would be making a quilt in which half of the fabrics are not 100% cotton. Of course the other fabrics aren't exactly the greatest quality, but hey, they deserve to be in a quilt! (Now I'm not trying to offend anyone here, but I just don't like working with these fabrics. I much prefer 100% cotton when it comes to quilting.)
This top should be done sometime later today. I'm going to be gone for most of the rest of the morning and early afternoon. I really don't have much more to sew here, but darn it all, life gets in the way. I'm going to look in my stash for some border fabric because I like my quilts to have borders, and this is only going to finish 76.5" x 76.5" if I don't add borders. While I'm searching for border fabric, I'm also going to be on the lookout for binding and backing fabrics. Wouldn't it be great if I could make this for $2.50 plus stash fabrics?
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