My son's 8th grade class is taking a trip to Washington, DC in May. The parent fundraising committee was looking for ideas, so naturally, I volunteered to make a quilt. Wouldn't you? I was thinking about Lincoln's Birthday and decided to make them a log cabin quilt to raffle. It fits with the theme of the trip, they are easy to make and I'd use more stash.
At the committee meeting, it was decided to have a daily raffle for several weeks leading up to the trip. Now that my donation will be one of 10-20 prizes, should I spend as much time on it? (Wow, that's self-centered!) Do I stick with the original log cabin (lap size) or quilt a top that is already made?
I made this disappearing 9-patch as a class sample with the intention of donating it to Quilts of Valor. Now that Julia is planning to make QOVs for her Girl Scout Silver Award project, she could finish it. I love this quilt top.This was another QOV project. Two years ago I helped a Brownie troop make a QOV. This was my sample top to test the pattern and use for show & tell. The pattern is Cheaper by the Dozen, made with 12 fat quarters. I could go either way on this one. QOV or DC raffle.
So what would you do? Log Cabin, disappearing 9-patch or Brownie top? I told them I'd have it done by April 1.
Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's time to put the corned beef in the crock pot for my children who are about 1/4 Irish. Bill is in DC this week, so he'll have to find his own corned beef and cabbage.