Monday, October 21, 2013

Stacked Strips

My husband's annual Navy "Hawkeye Ball" was this past Saturday. I made a quilt to donate for a raffle benefitting the VVOSA. This year we raised a total of $4000! 

I made this quilt, start to finish, in TWO days! I did use a jelly roll so that helped. But I had a heck of a time squaring it up. 
Fabric: SoHo Chic by Sandy Gervais
Backing fabric is a print I picked up from Joann's since this fabric wasn't out yet in yardage yet.
Measures: 67"x79" (approx. I forgot to write the actually finished dimensions down)

One of my friends won it so I was happy!

Chevrons, Baby!

My sister wants a Chevron quilt for Christmas. So with the help of Crystal, she designed a pattern for me. I decided to make a "practice" quilt before I tackled a large queen sized one! Problem was that I'm not too bright and I read it wrong and cut all the wrong sizes of each strip of fabric. So I then had to add another row and play around with it a bit. 
After I was about 1/2 way through it I found out one of my husband's cousins is having a baby girl and her shower was in a week. So I cranked it out and got it mailed to her in time. Ended up working out perfect!