WIP Wednesday

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WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced

I finished the top of the lattice quilt Sunday night.

lattice top done

I was excited because I had a plan. I had an extra day off on Monday so I was going to do another top on Monday and Tuesday in order to send it off for a veteran’s retreat that Quilts of Valor Ohio was making quilts for. It was coming down to the finish time and we had most but not all of the quilts. I quit for the night, went upstairs, and checked my email. I got an email that out of the blue a guild that I didn’t know was involved in Quilts of Valor was volunteering to send us the remaining quilts we needed! With what they promised and other quilts that I know are coming in, we are actually a bit ahead of what we need in the state right this second. That’s been one of my goals.

So then I was confused. The sense of urgency to make another top was gone. I decided to work on something just for me. That took a whole mental change of gears that was surprisingly hard. But, I figured out what I wanted to do.

I finished all the blocks for my Spaghetti Junction quilt.


Now here’s the question. Borders. What color? I’m thinking a thin inner border of the grey that is used in each block but then what? Aqua, red, black, something else entirely?

I’m starting my block a day project in February. I’m going to make one 12 inch block every day for 25 days and then put a top together for Quilts of Valor by the end of the month. I’ll be posting on Ohio’s Facebook page and here if anyone wants to play along.