Today I unearthed a set of old swap blocks and a collection of apple fabrics dating back five years or so. There's easily enough in the tub for at least two quilts. I'm going to putter with this group and see what I can come up with before apple season rolls around in September.
I'm very interested in 'finishing up' these days. I don't use novelty print fabrics much any more, and one of my targets is to deplete the various styles by doing a few more seasonal projects (Christmas, Halloween, etc.) and then donate away what remains. In the future, if I ever want to make another holiday novelty quilt I can always buy new fabric. But I currently have at least eight-per-month-specific quilts in my collection (yes, 100+) for decorating my home around the year. That could very well be enough.
So … Tony works at the fire lookout tower here in the mountains during the summer.
They have an event at the end of the season which includes an opportunity drawing. I've donated quilts to that fundraising effort in the past, and I'm ready to start on this year's donation quilt.
I've decided to use Bonnie Hunter's Scrappy Mountain Majesties pattern with these pine tree/mountain colored fabrics. I'll probably include a few lighter sky blues in the mix also. I've sewn up this pattern before, so I know it goes together quickly and smoothly. I have until October to work along on this project.