So, I kind of have an allergy fog right now, so much so that I forgot today was Friday. Sigh. Thankfully, I do have a completed project to show, and I even braved the outdoors to get some fun pictures of it:
Oh, yay! This happy forest is the last top I'm making this year for the Hands to Help challenge at Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I did not make the blocks in this top. Those were adopted from Jennifer and I got them through Cynthia's quilty adoption event. I received a bunch of blocks and chose 20 for this top.
The trees are made of colorful, happy fabrics, and I tied them all together with a gray-green sashing. The dark green stop border is a piece I've had for a while, and the outer border is a green print that has a 2012 date on the selvage. Time to use it! It does pretty well tie the colors of the trees together, while the sashing gives it just enough calmness.
This little top went together really quickly. Since I didn't have to make blocks, I had a serious head start! The top finished at just about 48 by 65, which will be a decent lap quilt size. I'm thinking that this one should go to Happy Chemo, but I'm going to wait until everything is quilted to decide for sure.
Since this is all about trees, I want to show a happy tree picture from our property:
This is a little cherry tree that we planted last fall. We got it on clearance for $5! This spring it is blooming beautifully and is about 5 feet tall. That's a pretty great return on our $5, I think!
I hope everyone has a good weekend. I'm going to try to stay inside and out of the allergens, and maybe--maybe-- start work on those quilts I have basted. I have to wait for my head to clear a bit, though, because right now I don't think I can be trusted near a sewing machine. I did forget that it's Friday, after all!
Sharing at Confessions of a Fabric Addict, Finished or Not Friday, and Oh, Scrap!