So I did not start this challenge till Friday. Yes, finish a quilt by Sunday morning. I had planned on cutting during the week then sewing Thursday and Friday to quilt on Saturday. You know that plans never work out. Well Thursday I was so tired that nothing got done. Friday morning I started cutting only to take my son to the hospital. Only another saga in the constant crazy life of my sons. This time my son opted not to go to surgery but use antibiotics 1st. So I am up late cutting and writing tonight so I can post this with pictures tomorrow. I can't sleep so what better to do at 2 in the morning but type and cut!. So if the quilt gets done sewing and quilting will occur Saturday in a sewing Marathon!
The challenge this week was to look at a magazine on page 28 and come up with a quilt inspired by that. If you know anything about my place we have hunting and fishing magazines and thats about it. So I flipped open to a few hunting/fishing magazines and thought for a moment that I would do this crab quilt that I had put up some fabric for. Then I realized that I did not have enough to do it and would have to buy some. So that was out. When I started this challenge I decided that I was not going to buy any fabric to complete this challenge. It had to come from the stash only. I went the rest of the week with no idea because I had no time to think! Then I received a package in the mail and saw a blog by "I'm a Ginger Monkey" of a chevron quilt. So I decided I would use the material from my rainbow swap to make a Chevron Quilt! But my top has taken a lot longer then 2 hrs! The picture on page 28 is below but it is a rainbow of fishing lures. And fish swim zig zag like Chevron!
I will finish tying this post tonight or tomorrow.
Sunday morning and I am back. Finished the quilt at 230 or was it 330 with time change. When I started to do the binding I decided I should have done it in white, but at the point I was at I was ready to be done and had cut to do the backing as my binding method. Did I tell you I was ready to be done but not tired yet. One of those working days and nights my clock was off thing. So whether I liked the binding or not I was going to use it. But my rainbow backing really kind of matched my rainbow chevron(except to be used for the binding!).
I think I will do another Chevron or 2. The next might be a print quilt. Quests I will have to see what my inspiration may be. My goal for the next week is to catch up on the my favorite block quilt along then to get out a bunch of dresses. Hoping that in the next week I can get my new sewing machine and maybe get started on a crib set! Just ordered the cutest fabric for it. Going along with this weeks Chevron theme!!!
Look up the other quilts or items done this week on "Persimon Dreams" blog they post pictures all week!! Or look at the project quilt page on Flickr!