Monday, January 26, 2015

Red Sky at Night

Red sky at night
Red Sky at Night
January 2015

The colors of this quilt reminded me of sailing, and every sailor’s delight – a red sky at night! The picture below was taken on one of my (many) days out sailing.
The fabric I used for the sashing, border and edge binding were from my never-ending collection of scraps, while the rest were new fabrics.
I am finishing up one more quilt, and then this one and it will be off to the the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services for foster kids.

Love Hugs | by Pieces of the Past

Friday, January 23, 2015

All for Give-Away

I made and quilted five of these.
One was made by a friend, and I quilted it.
Two were made and quilted by another friend.

These are going to a variety of places, both locally and globally. I had a lot of fun photographing them on this fence in a historical part of my neighborhood.

--Carol E.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

One for the Neonatal Department

Here's a one block quilt I designed for our guild to make neonatal quilts (one of our community service projects):
The pattern calls for 3 fabrics, but the first raid of my stash only found enough with 4.  You can go here to see the pattern.  Took me only 4 hours to make.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Pelé’s Bandeira

Pelé’s Bandeira
January 12, 2015

I appreciate all my followers in Brazil, who make up almost half of those that follow my blog! Their support inspired me to make this quilt that I am calling Pelé’s Bandeira. For my followers that are English speakers, bandeira means flag in Portuguese. If you are familiar with the Flag of Brazil, you might notice some resemblances.

This is a bordered diamonds quilt pattern. The fabrics used for the diamonds were all donations and leftovers from my past projects. The dark blue border fabric was a remnant piece that I purchased, before I had any plans of making this particular quilt. When I began conceptualizing this design, the remnant piece was the ideal fabric for the border, as the design on the fabric is of constellations – a perfect addition to this quilt!

I donated this quilt to the County of Ventura, Children & Family Services, via the Children’s Services Auxiliary of Ventura County, in January 2015.

See the other 38 quilts I have donated to foster kids at my personal blog, Love Hugs by Pieces of the Past.