Badwolf314 Congrats on finishing your OWL! It look really warm and cozy.
Very excited to start the new semester. Just to confuse things, I will be a Hufflepuff this time around instead of Ravenclaw. I've always waffled between the two houses - I like learning things, but more so I can flail excitedly about useless information than for any practical academic applications.
And now for something completely different - An OWL Proposal!
OWL Subject & Option: Care of Magical Creatures - Dragons
Project Name: Accomplishment Quilt
Brief Description: Chinese Dragons are frequently identified with water and wisdom. I have a friend who will be (hopefully) completing her PhD in March, and I wanted to commemorate her valiant defense by making her a lap-quilt that incorporates her favorite colors (blue and green) and her favorite animal (dragons). I will be using a disappearing nine-patch pattern, which I have made before, but with the added challenge of a tight time constraint (we're throwing her a party on the 21st - so there can be no procraftination) and I really want to improve my machine quilting skills this time around.
Week 1 - Iron fabric, cut squares, assemble (and then disassemble) nine-patches.
Week 2 - arrange and sew quilt top. Piece Backing. Baste.
Week 3 - Mark out quilting (something new and different for me). QUILT ALL THE LINES! Sew binding.
I proposed a few days ago in a PM to the Headmistresses, and having heard no objections, I've started plowing forward. I got all the fabric for the squares cut this afternoon. Now on to the sewing!
061 Cut by AluminumDryad, on Flickr