Monday, September 12, 2011

WIP Sunday: I Got A Bit Distracted

Yesterday was a fun afternoon of sewing with friends. (After chores were done of course!) We worked on some paper pieced blocks for the quilt guilds raffle quilt. I won't say it went perfectly smooth, but we did manage to get several of our blocks done!
Paper Piece
I was given the pattern and directions to make some chemo caps at our guild meeting the other day as well. They will be donated to our local cancer center for people to take home to wear. Some people don't want to wear a wig and these are a nice alternative to wigs. I pulled out a bunch of stash fabric and made myself a goal to make 6 by our next quilt guild meeting! After rearranging the instructions to make it easier I think I won't have a problem. This one was a test and probably won't count towards my 6 as it has a few issues, but it was a good learning experience. Sorry for the terribly blurry shot!
Chemo Cap
Also an update on the "split decision" quilt. I was having a hard time with the placement of blocks so I called in reinforcements and had help to get them in an order that was pleasing to the eye. Here is a shot on my design wall. The blocks are all stacked and waiting for me to sew the rows together!
Split Decision Final Layout
I didn't get this posted yesterday because I had to watch the season finale of TrueBlood on HBO! Vampires always get me distracted!


Nessa the Procrastinator said...

I absolutely love your quilting talent! Thank you for making the chemo caps. :)

AlphaBetsy said...

Your quilts are so gorgeous. And as the daughter of a breast cancer survivor who did not enjoy wearing wigs very much at all, Thank you Thank you, Thank you for making the chemo caps. I have no doubt they will be loved.

amy dame said...

the chemo caps are a great idea! i've been thinking about a non-quilt charity project (toiletry bags), but i wasn't sure if that would be appropriate for a quilt guild.

and i LOVE the split decision quilt! i had a similar idea, but WAY more complicated, so i'd been putting it off. it didn't even occur to me how gorgeous it would be simplified!

Paula Jo @ Home and Garden Decor said...

What a great idea making the chemo caps. The quilt blocks that you worked on was well done and the quilts are beautiful. Great work, and don't forget to give yourself a pat on the back.

AlwaysInspired said...

Thanks everyone!
Amy~ I actually bought a pattern for that one as I suck at coming up with my own ideas. I string pieced the whole thing in stages and it went by so fast!