Sunday, July 17, 2016

Pulling it together

My sister-in-law, my cousin, and I got together a couple of days ago to (finally) assemble the blocks for our town fundraiser quilt.


The three of us had fun arranging and rearranging these blocks on the design wall.  Trying to balance colors, value, and pattern made for an interesting puzzle.  It was especially fun considering that in order to reach the blocks on the top row, one of us would have to climb up on a table.  Unsurprisingly, the top row was the first one we agreed was perfect the way it was...

The blocks were made by many different contributors, at many different levels of experience, so it was a bit of a surprise that they were close enough to target size that they went together easily.  

Sashing was on, and the borders were cut and ready to attach when I had to head out.


It's now on its way to the quilter and will be ready to be raffled.  Hurray!

Meanwhile, this afternoon I cheered over this:


All the Allietare blocks are now together, and I've already got some strips cut and ready for the inner border, and some fabric set aside for the outer border.  Another hurray!  Close enough to done!

And these little monkeys kept hooting at me that I hadn't taken their picture yet.  I tried to tell them that I was pretty sure that I had, but they said nope nope nope, take one now now now.




So I did.  Can't argue with monkeys.
Well, you can, but they just ignore you.  And swing from the ceiling fan while they do it...


Linking with Oh Scrap! at Quilting is More Fun than Housework.  Come see what everyone's doing with scraps!






12 comments:

Cynthia Brunz Designs said...

So many tops close to finished. Yay for you! And thanks for linking up those cute monkies with Oh Scrap!

LIttle Penguin Quilts said...

Your raffle quilt looks like it's going to turn out really nicely! Hooray for getting those Allietars blocks together - I love the scrappy look of your version! And I guess monkeys can never get too much attention, best to keep an eye on them.

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Great raffle quilt. Extra points for getting the Allietar closer to a finish. Ah, monkeys - little tricksters.

Scrap and quilts said...

The raffle quilt is lovely. Whoever thought of the corner blocks had a very good idea. It brings everything together very nicely. Wishing it brings in lots of $$$$ and may it not be your last raffle quilt done with your sis. Congrats on Allietare. You can finish it, yes you can!! Cute monkeys. They crave attention don't they? ;^)

Wanderingcatstudio said...

Gorgeous raffle quilt - someone is going to get VERY lucky.
And Allietare... oh my! Soooo beautiful!
And don't let those monkeys boss you around - give an inch and they will take a mile!

Quiltdivajulie said...

GREAT post!!! Silly monkeys . . . (happy to see you making progress!)

kmkat said...

Fundraiser quilt -- fabulous!

Magpie Sue said...

Yeah! One step closer to finished for Allietare. Glad the monkeys had their moment in the limelight.
;- )

Linda @ kokaquilts said...

Really looking forward to seeing your troop of monkeys all rounded up together!

SandraC said...

Congrats on Allietare! I'm not even quite sure where mine is!

Sally T said...

Congratulations on pulling Allietare together. And yes, I agree with the others who think that the bigger challenge will be rounding up all those monkeys.

Cathy said...

The fundraiser shouts Fall, the Allietare shouts glory, the monkeys shout fun. Good luck on the fundraiser!