For the month of August, my sewing goal will be to finish this Firefighter Quilt for my local Quilts for Kids group. We had our August meeting last weekend, so I won't be able to turn it in until our September meeting at the end of September. But I'd love to knock it out ASAP so I can concentrate on my Rainbow Scrap Challenge blocks in light blue this month. And I have 8 quilts for QFK to quilt before the September meeting, although two are done already. There is no shortage of projects here!
So this is what the Firefighter quilt looks like now:
First I have to border the blocks on two sides with the Dalmatian print. Then they will get either red, blue or orange (ombre orange fabric left over from Saguaro Sunset) and then white (which is up on the design board but not very visible). Once the 12 blocks are bordered, they will be set with the colors running diagonally, like above. I'll see what the size is at that point (I'm winging this), and then perhaps add a border or two. And I have some cute fireman fabric for the back. I plan to quilt flames onto it; I've even been practicing.
So, all in all, a do-able goal.
I may be unable to post for awhile. Bruce's begins his first arm surgery tomorrow (we have to be there at 5:30 a.m.!!) If I don't respond to your comments, please understand. But we're hoping that things will go smoothly and settle down into a home-care-and-surgery routine. Fingers crossed that the next 4-6 weeks fly by relatively uneventfully.
Linking up to Elm Street Quilts and the OMG August goal-setting post.