Monday, March 15, 2021

Happy Monday!

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. 

I love the black and white binding!  

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. 

What are you working on this week? 

For inspiration, check out Judy's Design Wall Monday post or Beth's Monday Making.


Yvonne from Quilting Jetgirl said...

The binding on the black and red quilt makes me smile! :)

chrisknits said...

That 2nd one is stunning! Agree the alternate layout was perfect.

The Joyful Quilter said...

What?! I'm SEW surprised that you ripped, redid, and already quilted the Free Spirit jelly roll quilt. LOVE how you finished the Red and Black quilt!! Who doesn't like a black and white stripe for binding? :o))

Michelle @ From Bolt to Beauty said...

I have a love-hate relationship with my seam ripper, too! But I'm glad you took the extra time to unsew those blocks and create something that makes you happy. Those Tula prints looks lovely in that layout!

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