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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Quilt of Valor

This one was pieced by Annette in Michigan.  It's another disappearing 9-patch - those are really popular right now.  I used a blue variegated thread and put stars in the border, 8-pointed stars in the larger squares, and a medium meander every where else.  The quilting shows up well on the solid back.  Annette sent me a photo of her presenting the quilt to a veteran.

Annette presenting the quilt to a veteran

8-pointed star


Monday, October 28, 2013

Alicia's Dad

These t-shirts belonged to Alicia's Dad and she wanted a quilt to keep his memory alive in her heart.  This is afghan size - 53 x 81.  The blue cornerstones are from his blue bandana.   I quilted loops in the sashing and in each t-shirt.  The back is US Air Force fabric since her Dad was a veteran.


quilting in sashing and t-shirt area


Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tot Shop

This is a baby rag quilt (30 x 30) for the Tot Shop that is part of the Family and Youth Services Bureau of our county.  People make donations that young moms can purchase with coupons they earn by attending parenting classes, getting shots for their babies, etc.  They are hosting a drive now for a "Pick and Treat for Tots"  program - to gather donations for the program.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

From the 70's . . .

I made THIS:


These were Jeanne's clothes from the 70's, made from wool plaids and velour.  She wanted a queen sized quilt.  I added cream colored flannel for the front, and red flannel for the back.  There is a 17" border top and bottom to get the desired size, so I added quite a bit of quilting.  I used a 3" template for the large circles, and then filled in with swirls and smaller circles.  The quilt is really heavy and warm with all the wool and flannel.  It's 92 x 108.
quilting in the top and bottom borders
red flannel backing (border quilting)

quilting in the sashings