Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Quilts For Kids

Saturday was a sew-n-Meet for the Indiana Quilts For Kids Chapter. We meet the second Saturday of each month at Bethany Presbyterian Church. You are welcome to join us at any time, for the day or for an hour. You can bring your sewing machine, or not. There's always plenty to do.

This Month Barb taught the Stack 'n Slash Star pattern. I wish I had taken more time to mix my pieces up between the last few seams, but oh well. I'm sure some child will still love it.

I loaded it after the QOV and used the same panto and thread, Star and Crescent and Old Gold PermaCore. The batting is Fairfield 70/30.

Here's the back:

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Quilt of Valor

Diana Richards, the Indiana Quilts of Valor coordinator will be our guest at guild this week. I wanted to get this one finished to give to her. It's a Disappearing 9-Patch that I started a year and a half ago to use as a demo for the other guild.

I really like this setting for Disappearing 9-Patch quilts. I chose to use a light fabric in the center square, red fabrics in the corners and blue in the center top, bottom and sides. After cutting they are all arranged with the same orientation, rather than mixing them up.

Star and Crescent is the panto by Keryn Emmerson and I used Old Gold PermaCore thread.

And the back:

I will finish the binding and label and make a pillowcase tonight to go with it.

Bonnie's 1600 Quilt

Bonnie is a guild member and relatively new quilter. She attended her first retreat in March 2012. She wanted to try her hand at making a 1600 quilt and I remember her strip being stretched the length of the hallway at the hotel in order to untangle it.

She has since added borders and gave it to me for quilting.

I chose Hearts and Roses because of the hearts in some of the fabrics. Omni white thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Janet's Cupcakes

Janet bought these embroidered blocks on ebay and assembled this cute quilt.

I chose to do a panto and Waterworld seemed to make me think of the swirls of icing.

Fairfield 70/30 batting and Omni white thread.
Here are some more closeups of the embroidery:

Carla's Snowball Roses

Carla made this beauty! She came to pick it up just minutes after I took this photo.

I chose to use Tea Rose panto, Omni light tan thread and Hobbs 80/20 batting. This is the only closeup photo that I took. I haven't used that panto in a very long time, but thought that it went well with the fabrics.

My poor neglected blog!

Once again, I've been a bad blogger. 11 days since the last post and it's not that I haven't been doing anything. Quite the opposite, I've been pretty busy. I haven't read very many blogs wither. I'm just not very happy with any of the blog readers out there. The Old Reader is probably my most favorite right now, but it still takes some getting used to. I have marked all the posts as being read more than once by accident. I'll go an get some quilty posts started for you.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July

We are in Tennessee at Kale & Lynn's house. I wore my Hero shirt in honor of Independence Day. I'm so very proud of Jeff! Here's his darling daughter getting ready to watch the 4th of July parade.
Hope you had a wonderful day!