Friday, August 7, 2015

August's ALYoF project

I had to make a tough decision this month - which of three important projects did I want to focus on?  I have a scrappy Churn Dash quilt cut and ready to assemble, as well as Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Mountain Majesties.  I also have a wedding quilt to get working on, but that's a little bit down the road yet, and I don't actually have all of the fabrics for it yet (which will hopefully be remedied this afternoon!).  In the end, I chose the SMM.  I've done this quilt before, in all reds and tans, from my stash, but I wanted it scrappier this time.  It will eventually be going to a 3rd world country as a donation quilt, and I've heard over and over that the men are usually the first ones in line when new afghans and quilts are available for distribution.  Their goal?  The most colourful "blankets" in the pile!  Their existence is often more dire than day-to-day, and any little bit of brightness that they can bring into their lives gives them just a little boost - and this quilt is going to be colourful!  (I may even have gone a little overboard with the blocks I cut, and I may have enough for more than one quilt...).  My goal is to complete this quilt - from piecing to stitching on the binding.
The picture I took doesn't really show the range of colours, but it gives you an idea of how the blocks start, with the pink one, then how the block is cut up, and then reassembled at the top (which is actually two blocks together).  I hope to share a few pics along the way of the progress - so you'll get a better idea of the range of colours.  It also helps that hubby sees that I actually use up all those fabrics that I insist on buying!
So, here's the start of the quilt - and I'll try to post weekly progress (note that I said try!):


  1. That will be beautiful and I know it will be greatly appreciated. =)

  2. I like how you show your steps. You make me feel that maybe, just maybe, I could make a quilt.