Judy issued a challenge for a pretty simple Labor Day quilt, and it was so cute that I had to play along! Her version uses some bright dotty focus fabric, but I thought it would be perfect for this piece of Andover Mola fabric that's been in my stash for a while. I originally bought it to make a BQ quilt, but that never happened...
I'm cutting the animals in wonky shapes, and then the finished blocks are turning out to be 11" unfinished. I figure 12 blocks with a border will make a super baby quilt for the next one that comes along. And, I'll have a few animals left over for another project. It's actually brighter than it looks in this photo.
And, I'm making progress with the Shakespeare/Virginia Reel top -- I had all the blocks sewn into rows and then sat looking at it for a few days trying to figure out why the swirly design wasn't showing up. Duh -- I had carefully arranged all the snails trail blocks, but I forgot that the alternate blocks needed to be arranged, too -- I had all the light background blocks and red background blocks reversed. A little ripping and rearranging, and here it is, ready to be sewn back together!
It is hot, hot, hot here again, and of course we don't have air conditioning. I can't wait for that fog to start rolling in again.