Tuesday, March 17, 2009

What would you do?

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.
(these are the blocks I just made)

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.



Lurline said...

Your choices all sound nice - I think a lap quilt is very appropriate - oh, I'm so distracted by your wonderful Header, I just can't concentrate!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jackie said...

So Tina, my son's 8th grade class is also going to DC in May. However, you are much better than me. You are making them a quilt! But since you are making one, I think any of those choices are wonderful, but I would choose to do whatever is easiest to complete. What a nice mom!

Christina said...

I can't wait for the corned beaf!!! im working on a newletter for Seaside Stiches which is my fake quilt shop. lol im having a maria Lage applique class on April 18th from 10-3. Wanna come? lol jk jk. im bored so i just thought i'd say hi. HI! love you mom! <3Julia

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I think I would go with the Brownie top and continue on with the disappearing nine patch for QOV. The way I look at it is to make at least the cost of material for the organization I'm donating to or else give cash.
Our guild is making QOV a focus for the next two years and we are getting great participation.

Sew Many Ways... said...

I love them all, but the log cabin is my favorite. However, that's putting time pressure on you for April 1st.

Alycia said...

Heres my thought - what is the closest to finished? And then I would finish that one for the trip. Cuz April 1st is like... tomorrow LOL