Here's the banner so far. Actually, it needs quilting now. After a lot of thought, I realized that the letters needed to "float." Luckily, I had enough of the off-white left to make two strips for the sides. That off-white stuff is mostly bits of fat quarters. And I already used some of it on the previous banners. Then what to do? I decided that patchwork would compete with the lettering. I picked some printed fabric instead. I plan to work on the quilting in the next few days. Making free-form letters turns out to be a lot of fun. The banner is approximately 16 by 40 inches.
This week I was honored to attend a lovely luncheon at the Newport Beach Yacht Club in honor of the volunteers for SPIN-OC. Our Nifty Knitters group keeps making all kinds of hats, scarves, sweaters, afghans and quilts for the homeless, and for the folks that SPIN is helping to get into housing, overcome addiction, and so forth.