Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Some More Baby Quilts!

Judy came into our Handmade with Love group (another charity group I  belong to) with this very simple pattern consisting of a 6 1/2 inch block made with two different orientations.

This and the following are the two orientations. The white squares are 2 1/2 x 2 1/2, the middle rectangles are 6 1/2 x 2 1/2 and the smaller rectangles are 4 1/2 x 2 1/2.

This is a closeup of how they are placed and how I chose to quilt the following quilt as well as the oe above.  Doing an overall quiling seemed to be the best choice with this quilt.

The finished quilt is 40 x 58.

This is the last quilt to use the striped pieces that run down the center of each block.  It is a QAYG.

This was a change of pace!  I picked up the wild fabric for the squares from a "free" table at Guild this week  I had been assembling the 4 patches out of some random leftover fabric.  I was looking them this afternoon, spotted the free fabric and thought I should just put them together -- all done in the space of 2 hours!  Just have to decide on he border fabric, baste it and get it quilted!


Saturday, February 24, 2024

QBTS February Meeting


We presented two Quils of Valor at this meeting.  This was one of he veterans and he was obviously touched.

This one was presented to a 99 year old woman who was a Navy nurse in WWII.  It was very touching and I was glad I had made a top for his cause (in my last blog).

This was made for Habitat for Humanity, another group we support with quilts.

There were lots of beautiful quilts at the meeting.

This was a temperature quilt!

She made this doll in a class.

Neo-natal quilt for the unit at the hospital.

For a cat lover!

Loved this one!

This was made as a homage to a trip recently to Paris as illustrated in the center panel.

This was a Bonnie Hunter pattern which she tweaked to make it her ow.
Loved this fairly simple pattern but then I like any kind of scrap quilt obviously!!

For Valentine's Day!

Another gorgeous scrap quilt.

Monday, February 5, 2024

Truely Miscellaneous Today!

I was inspired to make a Quilt of Valor quilt by our speaker and so picked up a couple of fat quarters of patriotic fabric as I have none.  I found a pattern on Facebook that I liked and that I thought would be appropriate.  This is the finished top.  I am going to let someone else do the quilting as it is pretty big and I wasn't comfortable with doing it.

This is what the individual blocks looked like.

The back of yet another Quilt as You Go.

This is the front.  I added the green as the gold and brown started looking like Brownie uniform to me!!

This is a block I did for a friend who had sent me a envelope of scraps from a bridal quilt she has made for her son and daughter-in-law to be.  We have been email friends for close to 25 years along with two other ladies.  We have met up a number of times over the years despite geography!  I really wanted to have four stack and whack blocks but only had enough repeats for two.  I only had tiny scraps left when I was done!  I have held off posting it as I didn't want her to see i before she got it!

The last of the baby quilts made from those long ago striped fabric that I had made.  I don't have enough left for any more.  I tried to use lighter fabrics both on the front and the back.

All done except for the binding which is done now.  I only had 1/2 inch of the blue fabric left!

Had a nice visit with my daughter and was surprised to see a bunch of Cedar Waxwings in one of her trees.  At the time, I only saw 2 but when I looked at the camera pictures, there were obviously six or seven!

Her neighborhood Great Blue Heron payed us a visit as well.

A Great Egret also visited but was chased away by the heron who had claimed the territory!