This is the "BEFORE" shot of a quilt top that Finn sent on behalf of her friend Betsy for the quilt group to use for our kids quilts--the boys, for sure.
It is a bit large for our needs and I had their permission to use it as we saw fit. A few weeks ago, I got it down to the approx, 40 inch square at center and was able to salvage enough of the blue and white print to make HST's and treat this like a medallion quilt.
Well, I have been sewing the better part of the day and still do not have it done for the "AFTER" shot---all that remains is the last border with the blue print but I'm trimming it down narrower first. It will still be good sized but not big enough for a full sized bed as shown. So maybe tomorrow afternoon I can get this thing finished. I am considering working on one of my UFO's Terry Atkinson's "Hopscotch" after that---boy colors on that one. It looks like a version of Monkey Wrench but she may have a different way to assemble it and I have not tried the pattern before---been a long time since I kitted it up, can't remember. Get those creative juices revved up. I just do not feel like working on anything half done or "have to" at the moment when that sort of thing can wait. LOL, it waited this long!
There are pieces left on the Betsy revamped star top that I will probably turn over to Sarah and let her work her magic---HSTs for pinwheels or whatever, extra square in squares and flying geese, big squares that were used as cornerstone. She can figure it out, LOL. I think there was a fat quarter of two or leftover yardage that can go with it.
Thank you all for your positive comments about the round robin section I showed yesterday. Tomorrow morning is the hand off. Another one will come home with me for me to agonize over for the next month or so. I was in IL in May when the group last met so I haven't seen many of these lately--that part will be fun. I have seen two in my group in consultation -- that is permissible as long as it is NOT my own. You just hope that the person who receives it later likes what you have done.
Other than that--I have not been out of the house except to the outside utility room that serves as my pantry. It is HOT and sticky and a typical summer day. This afternoon we had some pop up tstorms with an inch of rain ---that put a halt to computer and sewing for a short time. Think I will shut down and go read for a bit---I'm several chapters into Angry Housewives Eating Bon Bons and it is time to get the feet up.