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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Trips Around the World

I  made this Bonnie K Hunter variation of Trip Around the World for a friend's Mom who has cancer.  She's going through a tough course of chemo, and I thought this would keep her warm. She worked at JoAnn Fabrics for years, so I know she'll appreciate a quilt.  She likes patriotic stuff, so the backing is red with small white/blue stars all over.  I quilted it using a multi-colored variegated tread, and did swirls with 3 feathers on the back side in the body of the quilt, swirls in the yellow border, and feathers in the blue border.  The binding is scrappy also - lots of leftovers from other quilts.  60 x 84.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Debbie's Memorial Quilts

These are two quilts for Debbie made from her husband's clothing, and are the patterns she chose.  The blocks are from shirts and sport coats, and the borders are from his slacks - khaki and olive green.  The green sashings in the one above left were his flannel PJ's.  They are Irish, so I free-motion quilted 4-leaf clovers throughout both quilts.  One has a kind of splotchy back with various colors of khaki/tan/white, and the other is green/white small argyle plaid.  They are both approx 60 x 75.  She is also having me make a framed project with some of his ties and a few pictures.