Saturday, April 16, 2011

Centennial Update

Almost halfway on the Arizona Flag centennial project! 900 squares done, 1112 to go. I fashioned a design wall by using a piece of batting and some push pins so I can audition the fabrics. I am trying to do several four-patches each day. In a perfect world, the top will be done in June and I can quilt it during my summer vacation. We all know how "people plan and God laughs," so stay tuned for progress reports!

My "leader ender" project has been Bonnie Hunter's Boxy Stars. (Leader Ender: something to feed through the machine while chain piecing, hopefully to eliminate thread tails and waste when you finish a set of blocks for your main project.) I made a version of this quilt about a year ago, but this time I think I will add sashing between the blocks.
Bonnie typically makes scrappy quilts, but I like to control the color palette a bit more. I started with a rainbow selection of 2.5-inch strips. I need to work on the border design to bring it up to Quilt-of-Valor size (about 60x72), so I'm going to play in Electric Quilt.