Sunday, November 27, 2011

First Pillowcase

I really could not understand all the talk about making pillowcases. Then I saw a couple of fabulous ones at our sewing day at the library. Our guild gets together on Saturday once a month or so.

My friend Cathy gave me this darling fabric and I made a pillowcase with it this AM. I had the star fabric in my stash. I am HOOKED. This will go to a special little girl named Hailey in mid December. Plenty of time for her to sleep on it and dream of
Santa's visit.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Baseball Fun

On my way to Lake Logan for our annual online retreat, I pass a Wal-mart with a fabulous fabric department. I sure wish we had one around here. I got some great kids fabrics there for backings for wonderful prices.

The top is all made from stash---which I STILL have too much of-and will make a little boy happy. I think I will send this to Fort Bragg for the Project Linus there. There is a great need for the military children at this base.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

One For The Veteran Ladies-one for a child

This second quilt is from a fabric exchange from my online friends. We sent out 10 inch squares of a light and dark fabric. This quilt will be given to the Veterans Home for the new ladies wing.

This is a cute little quick quilt from more of my large stash. The backing is the same as the border. This fabric was given to me from a generous guild member.

I am currently working on a Fractured Nine Patch in fall colors. I think I will use up that category of fabrics if I cut squares for the back. That will mean another empty section on the stash shelf.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Two More For The Soldiers

This first quilt is from a pattern from the Moda Bake Shop. It was fun until I got to the point that I realized the blocks were no where near the same size. It is all bias edges and I am guessing that was one cause of the problem. I decided there was nothing else to do other than make them all the same size. So that is what I did.

I will NOT make this quilt again but in spite of many mistakes turned out very interesting looking.

The next quilt is from a pattern called Fractured Nine Patch. It is put together like a regular nine patch and then cut apart. I used up all my red white and blue charms and even had to cut more. This is really fun to make. I decided to sash the blocks to calm it down a bit. I ran out of that material and could not do the outer edges. I just decided to add an inner border.

I have several charm packs and will use them in this pattern. This one is a keeper.
The other one is in the recycle pile never to see the light of day from ME.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Few More Finished Quilts

This quilt is made from the fabric of our friend Jan Mynatt who passed away from Breast Cancer this summer. It will be going to our local Hospice in her memory.

This quilt is for a child in the hospital.

Here is a couple more finished quilts. 3 of them are tops from my friend Janet who now lives in Arizona. We were together in North Carolina last month and she passed them along to me. A couple of borders and they were ready to load up for quilting.

The strip one is the jellyroll race pattern. The other two will be donated to our local Veterans Home for the new ladies wing.