Large quilt is taped to the floor, and I'm fastening safety pins all over it this morning, in preparation for machine quilting "Third Weekend in October". It's a colorful fall quilt, and I want it finished before fall is over.
Medium quilt, or that is, medium stage right now, is the Barbara Brackman block of the week project, which is on my design wall:
This week's block is Alice's Flag, the block in the upper right corner. My mother's name is Alice, and I miss her a lot. I have a small pearl leaf pin that was hers. After making the square, I thought of it, and pinned it in the middle of the star. She was a strong woman, just like the many women Barbara Brackman writes about in her blog about the suffragette movement.
To read more: http://grandmotherschoice.blogspot.com
Here's a closeup of the beautiful pin that Mom wore often. I think Dad brought it to her from France or Italy when he was in WWII.
Small is a little doll quilt with a log cabin pattern, Straight Furrows. It's a quiltalong from http://humblequilts.blogspot.com Yesterday I decided to make the blocks a little smaller than Lori's version, and my squares have five red pieces marching up the middle.
The top, unfinished, measures 15.5 by 19.5, and I don't want to make it much bigger. I have a piece of red plaid that I'd like to use as the backing, and may or may not add a little as a border on the front. What do you think?
Happy Monday to you!