It's a new week and there's lots of good stuff happening and fun stuff to show.
The black and red Mapleton Avenue quilt that I showed the other day is now complete and I'm thrilled with how it turned out.
And yes, just like my label says, I really do believe that everyone deserves a quilt. :-)
When I showed the red and black quilt the other day, I also shared a glimpse of another version of the Mapleton Avenue quilt.
I love these fabrics, but I wasn't thrilled with how it looked in the original layout. One of the participants in the Sew Along laid her blocks out following a diagonal pattern and I loved it. I decided to turn a few blocks and see if I liked it.
I loved the new look and got out my seam ripper yesterday morning. Some times you use a seam ripper because you WANT to, not because you HAVE to. Because of that, it didn't take long to un-sew the rows, rearrange them, and then sew the top together again. (Truthfully, I didn't have the top all sewn together, but I did have just under half of it done.)
Here's the new layout. I love it and was so excited that I went ahead and quilted it too.
I will get to the binding later today and post another (and better!) picture tomorrow.
So, what am I going to do with these quilts or the next couple that I'll be making? The red and black quilt has a dedicated recipient and I have a thought about the second one. But, if that changes I'm going to donate it to a couple of the 2021 Hands2Help Challenge.
I've participated in this Challenge for a number of years and think it's great. The challenge is organized by Sarah over at Confessions of a Fabric Addict and she does a great job with it. There are always options of to where to send your quilts and this year includes a special challenge. Please take a few minutes to read about this and consider joining me for the 2021 Hands2Help Challenge.