Thursday, October 31, 2013

Two Little Quilts

Two little quilts added to the stack to take for Project Linus:

This used up the remainder of my cowboy boots fabric and the "No Girls Allowed" fabric.  I have two other quilts that I quilted while in the quilting mood, but it may take me awhile before I get into the "binding" mood.  I did forget my cute little labels for these two quilts.  I'm glad I finished them, I was just going to send the  pieces off and let someone else finish them, but a finished quilt to touch and look at is always nice!

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Checking In

It's been awhile since I checked on the blogs on my sidebar!  I've been busy, but it doesn't seem like I have much to show for all the busy-ness!

Today is my mother's birthday.  She turns 89.  She's quite the gal for that age.  She gets around even more than I do, I think.  I had a quilt I was going to give to a friend, but I just couldn't quite get that feeling that the quilt was for her, so I set it aside. Then I thought, maybe I'll send it Project Linus, but that didn't feel quite right either.  When I thought about my mother, I realized the colors are just perfect for her.  Her birthday is in the fall, she loves fall and loves fall colors.  So this quilt went to her and she has already opened the package and loves it.  I don't know how many more birthdays she'll have.  I live too far away to enjoy them with her, but at least now she has a wrap up from me.  I didn't think she'd like one because she has many cover-ups.  But, again, I'm shown that I don't know my mother that well.  She has table toppers, and wall hangings, but maybe she'll use this one and think of the love that went into it. Scrappy quilts to her remind her of the poverty she knew as a child.  I love scrappy quilts and making things from scraps, but she hasn't been too enamored by that process I love so much.  I don't know, but I did feel that I needed to give one to her.  My sis gets many because she loves them so much and I didn't want to have mother felt left out--it's just that she and my sis look at quilts in two opposing viewpoints.  

and the quilting on my home machine

I have a bag ready to take to the pick up place for Project Linus here.  These are the quilts I've finished

and this recent one:

In that bag, I had put some quilt tops for someone else to finish, but today, I feel like quilting so maybe I'll take one of the smaller ones out and quilt a bit.  It's always fun to get a finish and then that way my bag to Project Linus won't look quite so small.  :)

Each month I make blocks and send to our Sunshine Lotto which means that some of the blocks are made into quilts for Quilts Beyond Borders and Wrap a Smile.

This month the theme is black and white:

I won the lotto in July and have a couple of tops put together for quilts, but I don't have them finished yet.  Maybe soon...

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Little Tiny quilts

What are you giving away these days?
I've been making and giving
LITTLE tiny quilts away!

There's ALWAYS an occassion
for a little quilty GIFT!
These little coasters are always welcomed.

Not QUITE a quilt....
ALMOST as nice!
I call them little quilty HUGS!!!
And my scrap basket is HAPPY
as I DIG AROUND in the corners.
Looking for the VERY best SCRAPS!

Here's the REALITY shot!
Quilts don't HAVE to be big
to show you CARE!