On Wednesday mornings I go over to the sewing room in the Creative Arts building and sew with a group of girls and then we go out to lunch. It's been a great way to get to know a few of the quilt club members.
I've been working on a donation quilt at Wednesday sewing. In May when we cut the strips for the Charity Committee's sew day for kids' quilts we cut more strips than we ended up needing. Many of them are pretty random fabrics, but among the light colors there were a lot of yellow and almost-yellow strips. I found a navy print in the club's charity stash that would be pretty with yellow. I'm making more Strippy HST blocks for another donation quilt. This one won't be kid-focused because the prints are more mature, but it can still benefit an adult in one of the organizations we give quilts to.
Last week I finished the last of the blocks needed and started playing with them on the design wall. After I brought them home I played some more on the wall, and this is the layout I have up there now.
When sewn, the top will be 45 x 60" which is a great size for a kid but might be a little small for an adult. I have about 7/8 yard of a yellow print in my own stash that I could use for a border. If I can squeeze out 3-1/5" borders from it to make the quilt 52 x 67" that would be a better size. If I can find something in the club's stash for a narrow inner border, 1" or less, I might try that but I didn't like anything I auditioned from my own stash. I hope to find backing and binding in the club's stash, too.
There's a possibility my turn to be trained on the club's long arm will be coming up soon so I hope to have this ready to go to practice on.
Meanwhile, please help me decide on a layout.