Yesterday morning I had a Norwex party (look it up if you are not familiar with it). I just read that and sounds so bossy.... By the way, sorry you couldn't make it but the refreshments were awesome.
Anyways.....while there one friend brought someone I did not know. She is heavily involved with the wounded warriors. She receives shipments of items almost daily that she packs up and sends off. She was explaining that her quilt contributions has diminished. She must have seen my sewing room.....couldn't miss it....right by the refreshments (boy those refreshments were good).
This gal lives just a few miles away from me.... I was thinking, if only I had known.
So I looked at my one friend and the smoke started pouring out of my ears.
She was thinking the same thing...so we decided right then that today we would make one.
After the party, I went to Walmart, picked up my glasses, went to the post office, came home made chili for the crock pot, and started cutting out the quilt for today.
I had some fat quarter bundles that would work. Was doing the Yellow Brick road but it is now the messed up brick road.
You guessed it, I took a wrong turn with the rotary cutter and well....(made do)
Then.....I thought oh...I have a some time before Young Women's (which my girls were in charge of the joint activity between the Young Men and Young Women). So I started sewing.
Looking at the clock, thinking of a few more things I needed to do for the activity.
Kept looking at the clock.....and well...got the top done before I had to rush around the house and then leave.
Here is it. I quilted it after I got home. I know what you are thinking, Barb, that looks awfully narrow. Well....it is! She said her requirements were 3 feet by 5 feet. These are for wounded soldiers. These will cover the soldiers as they are being transported with IVs, monitors, etc...so they need to be narrow as to not get in the way of saving their lives.
Just need to bind it. I want to make a few more before I go. Did you see how I made it longer? I just put strips in between the messed up blocks. Worked out great. So if you have the Yellow Brick Road pattern. You get twenty 9 1/2" squares, giving you 4 across and five down. It meets the requirements for the across but not down, so I put 3 1/2 inch strips on top, in between, and on the bottom of the rows. Worked out great.
If you would like to do some for my new found friend, it would be most welcomed. I just threw that out there....no pressure, we are all busy and we all do charitable work, most times I like to keep the majority of my charitable work to myself but well....you know, if I can put a plug in for the wounded soldiers, I will. She also says that just because they have pulled out of Iraq does not mean the injuries have lessened, they have actually increased with what is going on now.