I have been scrambling to finish a bunch of items to auction off at a fundraiser. I posted earlier about how my cousin's baby was born very premature and is being hospitalized in another state. The baby boy, Tuff we nicknamed him, is now (as of August 31) 3 lbs. 5 oz.! He is coming along, but still has many more weeks left in the hospital. Insurance only pays for so much, and with neither parent working, along with all the plane tickets and living expenses, you can only imagine the financial strain on this young couple. My family and friends have rallied together to put on a fundraiser in September. There will be food, door prizes, raffles, auctions, music, etc. It will be a tremendous amount of fun for a worthy cause. (I blogger previously about little Tuff HERE. Please read that post and leave a comment.)
So I ended up with a bunch of HSTs that looked like this:
I played around with various pinwheel ideas for the longest time:
I've made a chevron rag quilt using rectangles, but I like the HST version even better. The hardest part was probably the machine quilting. I had planned on adding a lot more quilting, but it was taking forever. I finally announced "good enough" and went on to the binding. I finished the edges with green polka dotted bias tape:
Amazingly enough, the quilt turned out pretty darn good. I only had to fix one little pucker on the back side. I also only had to trim a tiny bit to square up the edges. The corners of the binding turned out super neat and tidy. All in all, it was a very successful project. Here's the front:
I finished this quilt in 12 hours. I did it in 3 four hour blocks of time so my kids didn't go hungry or start the house on fire. My next project is to make a baby girl quilt. Will I do it in 12 hours? Well maybe, but I doubt I'll try to finish it in one day again. That was a little crazy, even for me.
What projects have you finished lately? What are you currently working on? Do you have some suggestions for things I could craft or sew for this auction?
Happy crafting and big hugs from Montana,