OK - I get to start off the New Year on a good foot! Whenever I have an 8th grader at our grade school I get asked to make a raffle quilt for the 8th grade to raffle off at the school's March Madness auction. Thank goodness this is my last 8th grader! Oh wait - she is the one who doesn't care about school - lets hope it is my last year with an 8th grader!!!!! :) (Actually she hates going but does fine).
Our grade school got too large and they had to build another school for this year. So much to the 8th grades dismay, 1/2 of the 8th grade is at the old school and 1/2 is at the new school. So my dilema - do I make 2 quilts or somehow make one for both schools to do together. I usually do something special with the signatures of the kids on the backing and something school related on the front - like the one I showed the other day.
This year I had wanted to do a signature quilt and put the signatures on the front. Well once I realized how many kids that was - I kind of had to do 2 quilts. It would have been so hard to get them all on one quilt without it getting HUGE.
I got the blocks done awhile ago and sent them to the 2 schools for the signatures. I"ve been plugging away at working on the first top the last few weeks, but with the holidays it just didn't go to fast. Well the good news is, is that quilt #1 is done! This is for the new school that my daughter goes to - Millburn West "Cougars". Their colors are blue and white. And I"ve been working on the Millburn "Mustangs" (red and white) blocks all day - I bet I get that one done in a day or so!
So if nothing else I get to start the new year with "have to" quilt tops under control! Woooo Hooooo!!!!