Monday, August 29, 2011

Triple delight

My quilt club decided to make three charity quilts in one shot.  One for my charity-a local group that sends care packages to our troops overseas, one for another quilter's charity-to support a young man with lymphoma, and one for a charity we have been supporting for a few years now-a local Special Olympics chapter.  We made three patriotic quilts.  We used Dorothy Young's Tamara's Choice for our pattern.  They are all scrappy, with the borders a little different.  I quilted mine with stars and banners, sort of.  The back of my quilt is a patriotic fabric that fit my theme very well.  I was going to try to describe it, but a picture is much better.  Here the back is.

And so long as I am adding pictures, here are the stars.
I hope these worthwhile groups are all able to make some money for each of their causes with our quilts.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Warm/cool baby quilt

 Here is the warm/cool quilt that I made for my grandnephew.  He will be born soon and I finished it just in time.  I am pleased with how it turned out.  I used a lot of juvenile novelty prints-trains, cars, frogs, mice, alphabets, etc.  It should provide a lot of visual interest for the little guy.
Here is a better picture of the Prince Charming quilt that was going to be the grandnephews.  This is a beautiful line of fabric.  The large panel at the top is a tortoise and a girl on a swing hung from a tree branch.  The middle panel are the paisley frogs.  The bottom is the raindrops.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Warm and cool plus giveaway news

I am working on a baby quilt for my grandnephew due this month.  I am running way behind schedule.  I was going to give him the Prince Charming quilt but that didn't work out.  I am going to give him a warm/cool quilt.  I started out with purple in it, but didn't get the definition I would have liked to between the colors.  Here the partial layouts are , first with the purples and then with out.

Black Creek Primitives is having a nice giveaway.  Check them out.