Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Needlework Tuesday: Holiday Week Version

Monday was a holiday in the U.S. - Memorial Day - so, of course, I didn't work.  That threw me off completely, and all day yesterday I kept thinking I needed to get a Needlework Tuesday post ready for tomorrow.  So - here's my holiday version.

I completed my 100 mini prayer quilts.  If you don't remember, a friend volunteered to head up a drive to make 1500 4" 4-patch mini quilts by mid-June.  She farmed it out in lots of 100 to everyone she knew who sews.  I volunteered for 100.  I finished them last week and presented them with a great feeling of accomplishment.  Then she asked if I could do a few more because some people didn't return theirs.  So I'm in 4-patch mode again.

I completed the blocks and settled on an arrangement for my baby quilt.  I'm going to assemble that much while I ponder options for borders and backing.  The baby - my great nephew (wow) - is due in July.

My third project for the week was a prayer flag for my birthday.  The base is a vintage napkin - off white with red trim.  The fabrics in the crazy quilt represent things I like - sewing, knitting, music, anything "vintage"  - there's even a bit of Christmas stuck in there.  The triangle with embroidered flowers is the corner of another vintage napkin.

I also started kitting a red, white and blue afghan.  In fact, I've started it at least 15 times now.  I'm having some tension issues - but I think I have it under control now.  Hopefully there will be enough progress to warrant pictures next week.

Visit Heather at Books & Quilts to see what all the Needlework Tuesday participants are stitching.


  1. The baby quilt is just perfect! Love the materials. Your prayer flag is great! Reminds me I need to make some - it was fun and I enjoy having them right in view when I head out the back door or down the stairs. And can't wait to see the red white and blue aghan on my that reminds me . . . I have a red white and blue bandana top made - - - let's get together and finish some projects together!

  2. Busy fingers for sure. you are so generous to help your friend with all those tiny quilts. I have no doubt they will be much appreciated by the recipients.

    The fabrics you have selected for the baby quilt are lovely.

    My daughter has a friend going away to bible college in September and I suggested that she could make a prayer flag for her and then had to explain what it is. She thinks it's a terrific idea. Thanks to you and Teri for the idea.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday.

  3. The colors and patterns of your baby quilt are just perfect for a little boy. Love the cowboy theme feature fabric too.