I posted a picture of the top last week, but if you missed it:
I have a commission to make a quilt for my friends Bill and Elaine's granddaughter Julia's high school graduation this spring. Elaine asked that I use Julia's college colors. She's going to go to the University of Virginia, so the colors are blue, orange, and white. Do you ever have design ideas lodge themselves in your mind and not budge? When Pat Sloan posted photos of "Not Afraid to Fly," a block design by Carrie Nelson (block pattern here) I immediately imagined it made in UVA colors. I leafed through other block and quilt patterns but I kept coming back to this one. I realized it was high time to quit contemplating and start sewing. Here's what I have so far.
The blocks are 12.5" unfin./12" fin. I think I am going to make 20 blocks (48"x60"). I could go "modern" and thus no border. With a white background I think of fingermarks so I think a narrow orange border and a wider blue border. (Or perhaps I can find a blue/orange print.)
If you click on the "flimsy completion" tab you'll see that my to-be-quilted list is shorter. One of my 2015 goals was to decide what to do with long-time flimsies languishing in the box. I listed three of them on the Facebook group Quilters' Virtual Yard Sale. Within fifteen minutes I had ten replies. I also got a couple of semi-chiding comments saying that I set the prices too low. I completed the transaction with the first to post and in the process learned how to receive funds from PayPal. (I already knew how to pay with PayPal!
I'm linking up with other quiltmakers this Monday at Judy's Patchwork Times.