Nov 11, 2012
I have been working on binding again for a few days. This Faux RR Crossing is the one I did last week but I waited to launder out the marks from the double hearts I had quilted in the light squares till today------
Pattern source: I attribute it to Marti Michell and her book Quilting for People Who Still Don't Have Time to Quilt. What makes it a Faux version is that I did not piece the sashing bits---use stripe fabric!
Note who managed to get into the shot with those glow in the dark eyes. Minutes before when the quilt was laid on the couch he was trying to hid under it or on it or whatever. It was still warm from the dryer and we all know how cats love warm laundry!
The day before the guild took the quilts from the coordinator's home and their other storage places to the Veteran's Home. They finally had the ribbon cutting on November 1st. The girls caravaned over and delivered 211 quilts. Just in time for Veteran's Day. The CBS and ABC TV affiliates were there and they either interviewed the guild president or the project coordinator. The paper was there as well so I have a link I can send you to
Our guild historian Beth got some good pictures too that are on facebook. If you are on Facebook, try entering "Friendship Quilters Guild Alabama" and see if you can access them. In one of them you will see
Margaret's (the coordinator) dining room table piled high with quilts and then she and her husband smiling that it was finally cleared off! Hard to say which of them had the bigger smile, LOL.
They still say we have more to make but those are for the domiciliary beds, like temporary housing apparently. The first patients are scheduled to be transferred in soon, about 20 to start with. Then apparently they have to do some sort of certification or inspection before more come in---from what the guild has been told.
When I was out on the WM run today, I picked up a couple more skeins of yarn to make a few more knit hats. I thought these looked a bit more boy especially the one labeled "Woodsy" . It has an Army, camo feel, don't you think? I have a routine doctor's appointment tomorrow so I already have my stuff packed to knit while I wait. Mid morning app't and I know I will be lucky to be out of there by noon. Might as well keep busy while I have to be parked.
I guess that is it for this edition though I still have a feeling that I had planned on mentioning one other thing, just what escapes me now. It happens--------