I got behind in posting my goals while moving. Even though I still have not unpacked everything (we moved all the boxes in the garage when we moved in so they are out of the way) I am ready to start sewing again! Boy have I missed it!
Back in November after I moved into my temporary rental in Gainesville, MO from TX, I had asked for help in making blocks for a rail fence quilt for the prayer quilt ministry for a friend who had just escaped out of an abusive relationship. Several bloggy friends took the time out of their busy schedules to send me blocks, I wanted the quilt done in January. I had a friend who also knows my friend we are making the quilt for. She said she wanted to make some blocks. Then her baby got sick, then her machine was broken, she finally made her blocks and had the backing she was supposed to send me - but she never did. I kept waiting on those dumb blocks that she kept insisting she was going to send to me. I didn't need her blocks although it would have been nice to make the quilt bigger, but she wanted to help with the quilt since it is for the prayer quilt ministry. I finally decided in the middle of February that I was not going to wait any longer and go ahead and sew the quilt together. Then I moved on February 20 and have not had a chance to get back to the quilt until yesterday!
T.O.G.A. and want to see her and give her the quilt. I still need to make the label and I found some soft white material I will use for the backing. Do you think it is big enough, or does it need a border? I was thinking of skipping the border and just adding a solid red binding.
I was short one block and had to make one more block. I love penguins and try to get a scrap of penguin fabric in my quilts as a sort of signature, this one matched perfectly!
I really love this red and white combination!