I made great progress on the 2019 Stringalong hosted by Lori at Humble Quilts. There were extra batik rails left over from piecing last month's flimsy Joseph's Coat, and I had been hankering to use that piece of red/orange batik that was a runner-up for the alternate strippy panels on that first flimsy. So I pieced a few more rails, cut some strippy panels and borders and came up with this.
I love the stained glass effect of a sunny fall afternoon, however when I brought it inside for another shot I was a bit disappointed in how the borders kind of faded away. I'll need to be on the lookout for the perfect binding to punch it up just a bit.
Joseph's Coat for a young girl known to one of our quilt ministry members, however the family seems to have moved from the area and haven't been heard from in a couple months. The quilts are about a perfect size for the grandkids to use when they visit and are sleeping on air mattresses in the sewing room, or an adult napping on the couch. Never can have too many utility quilts it seems!
Lest you think I've totally forgotten about Sing the Blues Mama Lou, not so! I've been busy cutting and marking the final 80 quadrants and getting them ready for stitching the strings. And here is the mess by the Singer 201 as I write this!
And finally, to finish off September, over the weekend the last stitches were put in the Swiffer Box quilt, and it is now done, washed, and ready for delivery to our grandson - yay!! After the outside photo shoot in the back yard Sunday afternoon I wanted to call this one "the green, green grass of home" but I guess I'll stick with the original name. Still need to make a special label for this one naming my grandson as the block designer and color coordinator for the sashings and borders and me as the stitcher. Finished size after a wash and dry is 67x52 inches. I hope he likes it!
Linking to Lori's Stringalong Progress post here. And a good Monday to all.