I got up early this am to press and trim the centers for the Big Ten quilt. I thought I would show you what I am talking about. My friend, Robin, designed the logos to fit into a 5.5" square. I get all the fun of tracing, fusing, cutting, fusing and appliquing and pressing and trimming! WHEW! This is how the "Big Ten" block came out. Now you may be asking "Why did she make a Big Ten block when 10 logs would make a fine quilt?" My answer? Look closely at the Beg Ten logo. See anything ? Look really, really hard at the "T". Yep, there is an "11" because there are actually 11 schools in the Big Ten! You can't make as wonderful a quilt with 11 blocks, hence the Bit Ten block.
This is the school they added. Penn State and this is their logo, the Nittny Lion. Let me tell you what a pain he is to stitch around. My most hated one to do! He came out fairly well though.
The Iowa Hawkeye is the second most hated and I put a quarter by him so you can see that the blocks are not really that big. I like how he came out too.
The kits are complete all I need is Ohio, Illinois and Northwestern to be embroidered and I am ready for the sew-a-thon to make 2 of these quilts at Robin's house in 2 weeks.
I really want to work on the owls but we will see how that goes since we are heading to see DD this afternoon.
I hope you all have a productive weekend too! I'm getting close to my 400th post, can you believe it? I am planning on some kind of giveaway to celebrate so stay tuned. Probably won't happen until after the Bunny Hill giveaway, but maybe I will have to see how busy I am!