Monday, February 25, 2013

I Spy for Ronald McDonald's House

I have a feeling I am never gong to use all of my novelty prints!
The turquoise is from leftover backing fabrics. I am running out of the colorful binding fabric that I love to use on I Spy quilts. This quilt is about 50 inches square.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Flimsey 2 for 2013

Here is my latest flimsy for St. Anne's.  Since my job is to make the top, I'm now posting it.  It will go to other members who will sandwich it, baste it, and tie it.  Then someone else will bind it.  This keeps all our members who don't have machines feeling helpful and contributing to the cause.

A honorary member gave us the embroidered blocks.  Aren't they cute?!  This was another disappearing nine patch pattern. The outer corners measured 6 1/2" square.  The quilt will measure about 35.5" square when done.

Quilts for Project Linus

I'm a little slow in the donation quilt finishes so far this year, but that said, I do have some starts.

This little quilt started as a pink challenge, but I found lots of pink and green and started with some wonky log cabins.

Last fall when my machine was being serviced, I cut some kits and this quilt came from one of those kits.  I purchased the fabric online and it just wasn't quite to my liking, but I tried making some blocks from the book Nine Patch Pizazz.  a post about it is found here

The finished quilt.

One more, some fabric I'd had since our grandson was born has been used with some others that I found in this little quilt.

Although the following quilt isn't a donation quilt, it did go to my favorite aunt.  Her husband of more than fifty years passed while I was working on this quilt and I sent it to her as a "Canopy of Heaven".


Saturday, February 16, 2013

Two for MHC and One for RMH

I started out with 28 blue and pink 9 patches and made these three small quilts.
These two little quilt are going to Margaret's Hope Chest.  They will either give it to the their Mother's Hope project or to their prisoner's children's day camp. The quilts for the Mother's Hope project only need to be 39x50 inches. One has a pink stripe binding and the other has a solid pink binding.

This one is going to Ronald's House. It is 38 inches square. It feels so good to have these  blocks finally made into quilts.

Sunday, February 10, 2013

House Blocks

I thought you might like to see the quilt I made from the house blocks I won. This was fun.. I didn't worry about sizes, just slapped on some brightly colored sashing everywhere and put them together, and trimmed where I needed to or added if it was too short. I like the brightness and fun of this quilt. Someone else will quilt it, and I will no longer have access to it at that point, so this pic is what you get. It will be going to a child somewhere in the world after he/she comes out of cleft lip/cleft palate surgery. (See Wrap a Smile .) I'm sure it will be well loved.
--carol e.

Friday, February 8, 2013

pretty pile

Four orphan block quilts ready to ship off!

The orphan blocks were sent to me
over the last couple of months.

I REALLY enjoyed making these fun quilts!

Sort of like putting a puzzle together....

But so much more FUN!!!!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Quick VA Quilt

Well, it is quick if the quilter doesn't take 2 months to bind it - LOL.  This one is for our local Veteran's Hospital. Easy to do:  1.  take twenty 9 1/2" squares (a good stash busting size) and lay them out as you would like them to be.  I lay them with a horizontal layout because they will be over the foot of a bed or across a lap while in a wheelchair. 2.  Label the squares - so they stay in order and sew them in rows. 3. Sew the rows together and your flimsy is done. 4. Quilt it (thank you, Carol!).  5. Bind and label.

What are you working on?