Monday, July 27, 2015

Two more quilts for foster kids


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Don Diego
June 2015

Don Diego is the 50th donation quilt I have made since I started on this path over 2 years ago. I typically like to finish one girl and one boy quilt and then drop them off at the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services. With the completion of Mr. Blue Sky, Don Diego was donated in July 2015.


Mr-Blue-Sky
Mr. Blue Sky
July 2015

The center section is based off of a standard 16-patch block. I played with the color saturation, making half of each block light blue and half dark blue, with the color change occurring on the diagonal. I also played around with the arrangement of the blocks. It was amazing to see how with a simple rotation of each block, the entire quilt shifted to read either as light or dark blue. I preferred it “reading” as dark blue, and I think it will be perfect for a boy.

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

For a Friend's New Granddaughter


On May 23 I got a letter from my friend, telling me that her daughter was due to have a baby in early June. Later in the evening on May 23 I got an e-mail saying that the baby had been born on May 22. So I sat right down and made her a quilt. Will put it in the mail soon.

--Carol E.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Around the Table

charity quilt
Around the Table
June 2015

This is a framed squares quilt pattern. The center of each square came from a donation I received of a book of tablecloth samples, which is partly the inspiration for the name. As I sat sewing this quilt, I thought a lot about the many fond memories I have of gatherings around a table: Birthday celebrations, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner with family and friends; times spent when my two girls were little playing games at the table and now with them and their families playing games around the table! The name Around the Table just seemed right for this one.

I donated this quilt to Diana Jasany’s Girl Scout Gold Award project. You can follow Diana’s journey on her Facebook page.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Eeek

charity quilt
Eeek
May 2015

This is a log cabin quilt. To understand the name I chose, you may need to zoom in on the picture to see the actual fabric – I think it’s perfect for a boy’s quilt!

I donated this quilt visa vie the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2015. I chose to donate it to Nita who blogs at Because You Matter since her goals and focus are similar to mine: to make and give a quilt to a person who is having a hard time and would be comforted by a handmade quilt to snuggle up in, particularly children in foster care.

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

Flamingo Floyd


charity quilt
Flamingo Floyd
May 2015

This quilt was inspired by Doris Brunnette’s (madebyabrunnette.com) Diamond Dust quilt which won 1st place at the Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon 2015.

As someone who loves symmetry – and started quilting long before quilts with a modern aesthetic began gaining momentum in the early 2000’s – doing an asymmetrical quilt is quite a step outside of the proverbial box for me! While Doris’ design uses more solid color and negative space, I don’t have many “pieces of the past” fabrics that are solid colors. The white/black fabric was from Granny, while the flamingo fabric was a donation fabric.

I donated this quilt visa vie the Hands2Help Charity Quilt Challenge 2015. I chose to donate it to Nita who blogs at Because You Matter since her goals and focus are similar to mine: to make and give a quilt to a person who is having a hard time and would be comforted by a handmade quilt to snuggle up in, particularly children in foster care.

Confessions Of A Fabric Addict

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Picnic Puppies and Poppies


Picnic Puppies
April 2015
I want to extend a big thank you to the kind folks affiliated with Center Veterinary Clinic in Mira Mesa (San Diego) for their fabric donations! In addition to their donated fabrics, I used scrap fabrics to create this Jean Ann Wright, Southern Comfort patterned quilt.
charity quilt

Poppies
April 2015
The lavender fabric used in my Poppies quilt has now made its way into 4 charity quilts, including: Skypilots, Lavender Ladies and Sassy Squares.
quilts for charity

I donated these two quilts to the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services, via the Children’s Services Auxiliary of Ventura County, in April 2015.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Quilts by a Group


These are community service quilts made by my local guild. They are completed or almost completed. The red/blue and yellow quilts were our 2014 blocks, and now in 2015 we are doing nine-patches, so I have only one of those samples so far. They are going to a variety of local and global donation sites.

--Carol E.