At the beginning of April, just in time for Caring Hearts Community Quilters’ annual Airing of the Quilts (9 and 10 April), I finished the quilt which had been begun by Older Grandson last September. Tired of sewing strips as he had on his previous visit, he decided to sew squares and the “Road to Whoopi” quilt was born. (“Whoopi” is the nickname given by the locals to the town in which DD and the family live). Of course, once Older Grandson started, Younger Grandson and DD had to get involved.
It didn’t take long for Older Grandson and Younger Grandson to learn that sewing squares required more care than sewing strips and they soon lost interest. But I can’t let a project die because two young children don’t want to work on it any more. I showed you the finished flimsy on my old blog back in November. The top is based on a Road to Oklahoma block but I have rearranged the lights and darks slightly.
Without further ado, here is our scrappy version of a traditional quilt — the Road to Whoopi.
I tried hard to get another quilt finished before the Airing but it just didn’t work out. I showed the finished flimsy on this blog on 2 March so it seemed that I was on track to get it finished in time for the Airing. However, two weeks away from home during March followed by a difficult time with mum after she returned from residential respite put paid to many of my plans.
Finally, in the first week of May, I finished sewing the binding on to a quilt I had started in class last year. It is based on the Attic Windows block but I put it in a different setting to make my “man quilt”: Attic Window Pinwheels.
I have two more finished tops ready for quilting, I just have to make backings. The first quilt you saw back in February; the other is the subject of another post.
Hopefully I’ll have that post up next week!
Linking up with Thank Goodness It’s Finished Friday, which is being hosted this week over at crazydutchbirdquilts. Why not pop over and see what other people have finished this week?
In the meantime, may your stitches bring you much joy.