This is what was on my design wall last week...my Beanie Baby Challenge for my night guild.
I selected the black and white cow as inspiration...seen here perched on Baby keeping a watchful eye!
I was only about 2 inches from the final seam when my thread ran out. I used JudyL's idea and dated my new cone so that I will be able to track the piecing thread usage.
Here is my Challenge piece. The finished size is suppose to be 36 x 36...think mine is a little closer to 37 x 37 but it should work as a preemie isolette cover. I used the red from the cupboard and the black and white are from the strings bin. I did buy backing for it and will use the extra backing as the binding.
Also a Green Bay Packer shirt which will be sewn into a quilt for my cousin...hopefully before their season ends! :)