It's a good thing I was a day ahead on my Lenton Challenge because yesterday I chased a squirrel. As with most things in my quilting life there is a backstory ...
Sometime in early 2020 I decided I wanted to make a "summer" quilt for the king-size bed in our very yellow bedroom. I chose to make Sister's Choice blocks with alternating yellow and gray backgrounds, each one being unique.
By October of that year I was 26 blocks shy of the 99 blocks I needed.
Except for occasionally working on a block here and there, the project has languished in the box for almost two years, taking up space and keeping usable fabric off the shelf. Recently I realized I have totally fallen out of love with that project so I gifted all the finished blocks to an organization that makes quilts for chemo patients.
As I was putting the unused fabrics back on the shelf yesterday I thought I could/should do something with the yellow, it being the RSC color this month. Wait! I had just read about Quilters Stand for Ukraine on Pat Sloan's website. She is offering a free banner pattern (donation to Unicef suggested) in the colors of the Ukranian flag -- blue and YELLOW.
Instead of just wondering IF I could use one of the yellow fabrics, I set about planning, then cutting, then sewing ... until I had my version to hang in a front window.
Notice the blue fabric has sunflowers, the national flower of Ukraine and the background has blue and gold leaves. I reduced the size to fit some of my scraps and when I got to the star in the center I couldn't make the math work so I substituted the SiaS.
Yep, it was a Drop Everything and Make It kinda day.