I still need to cut out the binding and backing but here is my completed butterfly challenge top. All from my stash with the exception of the butterflies. The turquoise piece is leftover from a quilt back and really picks up on the shade of some of the butterflies if enlarge it or see it in person. The other colors are also leftovers from previous kids quilts. I only bought a tad more purple so I would have enough for binding.
Cher showed you the one that she had completed recently on her blog last week. She's the one that had surplus butterfly fabric left over that she could share with her quilt group, mine and other friends. My mom has one finished that she sent back with me this summer. Finn is working on one a well but is being secretive about her plan.
Beverly was sewing on hers at the meeting the other day using a pattern that started off with large scrappy squares in a row, the following row cut it down to 4 patches and the next row 16 patches. She said that the pattern calls for a sashing strip and then it repeats in reverse order. Lois had her top done and the girls got it pinned--the log cabin she started at the sew in last month. Theramae's was butterfly pattern that we had used in the past in two different sizes. It is so cool how differently these are turning out. Others are still in the planning or sewing phases. We will taking the quilts to the Presbyterian Children's Home in Talladega since they are definitely "girl" quilts.
The quilt at right is the lighthouse quilt that Aline made for the Boys Ranch that I wanted to share with you. I finished up the binding for her last night. Good sized for one of the older boys.
Other than that not a lot going on. Fixed my husband an decent meal last night and spent a bit too much time in the kitchen. With my being gone so much lately it was quick stuff, sandwiches or food out. Since it was cold, windy, damp today he said he would rather stay home and eat leftovers than venture out any day. After hearing his son say that they were off to an Illinois game and would not have time to eat so would grab a hot dog at the game, he said he would much rather sit down to a good meal and watch the game on TV than eat junk food. I don't know if that was a testament to my cooking skills or a compliment or not.
A friend from the round robin group came by this morning to see if I had any fabric that she could possibly use for a small spacer. Janet had been to about 5 different quilt shops or fabric shops looking. Before she headed over to Birmingham, she thought she would check with her fellow quilters. We looked through my color group and one might have worked but I didn't have much of it. I thought from looking at the colors that someone else in my group might have just what she needed and gave her a call. Yep, Pat had some yardage to share and they will do the pass off tomorrow. Janet is doing a really cute appliqued border that the owner should enjoy.
I intend to start on the two SEC tops I have been commissioned to do tomorrow. Actually some of the cutting is already done as I had cut extra pieces of the team fabric when I made three of them a few years back. Just have to do some quick calculations or draw up in EQ as I am using a picture frame set this time. My EQ6 upgrade is on its way!!
(Cher, Pippi is still napping on my new bag--the way it curves she must think it is a little kitty nest. I've not had a chance to get it loaded and make it less appealing, LOL. ) Guess that's it...............