Saturday, December 31, 2011

MAQ Class Quilt DONE

I go to a wonderful quilting retreat lesson type place every summer--- Mid Appalachian Quilters in N. Maryland. This quilt was one of the classes. I used a jellyroll and then my stash. It is bright and happy. I think it will go in the Summerseat Quilt Auction this Fall. I need to raise some money for all the postage I spend on my charity quilts.

I will be doing through all my quilts and deciding which one I can part with for the auction. I just cannot see them languishing in a closet. Most of my fun is in choosing fabric and a pattern. I have a large stash and love using it. I find fabulous deals on quilt shop fabric online and slowly built up lots of lovely fabric.

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Some fun quilts for kids

I have been catching up on my quilting the last week or so. These tops were done and just needed the quilting. I am practicing a new free motion stitch---swirl like designs.

The first one was a small panel. I just found some cute fabric to go with it. These will all go to various children's charities---either Fort Bragg or our local hospital.

I have really busted some stash this year. I hope to plow through lots more in 2012. I do occasionally buy more fabric when I find a really good bargain. I have used up way more than I bought and that is always my goal. Maybe next year I will keep track of what comes in and what goes out.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Sha Zam

This is a quilt from a book by Debbie Caffrey called Delectably Simple Mountains. It is really easy and alot of fun. I can see others in my future. She makes patterns using just squares and an easy way to cut and sew them into quilts that look much harder than they are. That is my kind of pattern.

This will go to a child at Fort Bragg or our local hospital.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Fractured Nine Patch Pattern

My friend Janet gave me this pattern and I LOVE it. I cut up all my fall Fabric into 5 inch squares. You can really use another size but I already had alot in this one. I still have lots of charms left and will make another as some point. The back is made from 10 1/2 inch squares.

This quilt will go to our local Hospice. I see more of these in my future.