This is a strip quilt using the tutorial at Quilts + Color.
I cut the red accent pieces 2.5-inch square rather than the 2.5 x 4.5 inch rectangle as indicated in the tutorial. Next time, I'll skip the borders. I thought the quilt needed to be "framed" -- but the borders were just a nuisance in the quilting process.
When I started this quilt, I considered who the recipient might be. One name popped into my mind, but I dismissed it. When I pulled out the quilt last night to have it ready for quilting today, the same name popped into my mind. Okay...you don't have to hit me over the head. My friend turns 50 in a few months; however, I've decided to give it to him early, as we have learned first hand this week, that tomorrow is promised to no one.
My goal for this week is to start sandwiching (and hopefully quilting) the five quilt tops taking up space in my sewing room. I've vowed not to start anything new until these quilts are finished.
What are your sewing goals for this week?