Setting a goal at all for July is kind of scary since I will be out of town for about half of the month. I've been really motivated lately so I'm going for it!
My grandson, Noah, is ready for a new quilt. I asked him what kind of quilt he wants (Never do that! Just ask what color they like!) and he said he wants a lacrosse quilt. I thought, "Oh no, where will I find lacrosse fabric?" Then he added the fact that he also likes the University of North Carolina. Yikes!
Well, Quiltshops.com to the rescue once again! First, I found these cool prints from the "Sew Sporty" collection by Dan Morris for RJR Rabrics.
Then I ordered some of this Officially Licensed Collegiate Print.
Figuring out how to use these prints together was the next bridge to cross, so I just started doodling. I have no idea if I saw this idea somewhere or if it's out of my own head, but I decided it would work. I thought that adding this black-on-navy print would work well. It's "Nature's Basket" from Moda. The other fabric will be used for the backing.
I got one block made and everything else cut out to take to retreat with me.
I wasn't really loving the fabrics together in the block, but the more blocks I made and laid out on the floor, the more I liked it. Once they were all stitched together I decided it actually looks pretty cool. I love the way the blocks seem to float on the quilt top. Now it needs a dark border and it will be ready to baste.
So, as far as goals for July go ........ I would really like to get the final border on, baste it, quilt it, and put on the binding. In other words -- finish Noah's quilt.
Wish me luck!!
I am linking up to A Lovely Year of Finishes Goal Setting Party for July at Fiber of All Sorts.
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