WiP - Red, White, and Blue

  Well, it's been two weeks since my last WiP post. I'm trying to settle into a routine with running and sewing and single parenting - so the blog falls to the wayside in between all that.

So what have I been up to? Quite a bit!

I finished a t-shirt quilt!

And I finished the Something New top. I handed it off to the local Quilts of Valor coordinator {and got a lovely email praising my work.} They like to have three different people involved in each quilt stage - top, quilting, and binding - so I won't see it again until it's presented. {It's on my Finish-Along list, but I'm not sure how it counts - it's finished to me.}

Saturday was QOV's National Sew Day, so I got right to work on another top. This is based on a pattern from McCall's Quilting magazine - modified to use 2.5" strips and fit the QOV dimensions. I've got about ten more strip sets to finish off before I can assemble it.

I also made and handed off three more Disappearing Hourglass blocks, which our QOV chapter used to make tops on Sew Day. I say handed off, but I'm getting a kit back with sashing and borders on Wednesday, so my blocks might be coming back to me.

And just in case that's not enough red/white/blue, I worked on my scrappy Trip Around the World. I've been making strip sets for a while, and finally started putting it together during naptimes. I need the floor space to keep this one straight!

And I've been pattern testing... {Flower is my new favorite. Sorry, Taffy!}

...and making some churn dashes... {My momma made me a dress for eighth grade graduation with the morning glory fabric. Did that just date me back to the Laura Ashley era?}

...and learning how to sew curves for one of my mini-swaps. {Cutting curves was harder.}

Jennie's color palette theme for the week is Valentine's Day. My sweet husband and I are not celebrators. In fact, when he found out he was deploying, I said, "well, February is a good month to go, since there's nothing going on." It was a week before I remembered Valentine's.

We are firm celebrators of 50% Off Chocolate Day on February 15th, though! Okay, maybe that's just me. But look at those names! Cocoa, wine, spice, latte, melon....asparagus? Yum. To all of them, actually.

See also:  BoMs Away at What a Hoot, the Rainbow Scrap Challenge at So Scrappy, Scraptastic Tuesday at Mrs. Sew and Sow