Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Christian's T-Shirt Quilt

I've been meaning to get Christians T-shirt quilt quilted for sometime. (You can read about Christian and his quilt here and here.)  We displayed it at the funeral as a top because I didn't have time to quilt it before.  I basted it two weeks ago and it has sat by my fireplace since.  I got distracted by my spring flower garden.  Well I've run out of dryer sheets and I'm not doing laundry until tomorrow.  I thought of making the odd request of my friends and neighbors for their used dryer sheets.  I still might do that, but not until I get Christian's T- shirt quilt quilted.

Monday, April 21, 2014

My Spring Garden Grows

Little by little my spring garden grow.
I've used all the made fabric I had, but I feel my garden needs to be bigger.  I'm thinking a twin size quilt for a niece is how big it needs to be.  So I'm making more fabric.
 To create some more tulips.  And when I wait for kids or at the doctor I take my daisies.  I'm also toying with sashing ideas.

I'm afraid that I need more gray between the daisies and the scrappy daisy borders.  Any suggestions?

Friday, April 18, 2014

Candy Mountains

I must say I am enjoying being a member of the Scrap Squad for Quiltmaker.  I just love scrap quilts.  Playing in my scraps is one of my favorite things to do.  Finally the creative process of making the selected quilt my own is a fun challenge.  
When I received the newest challenge I knew I wanted to go bright.  I pulled bins and you may remember the creative clutter I had going on in my sewing room as I worked on it.  I'll admit it stumped me for awhile.  Thank you to everyone who offered encouragement.  I think the final product turned out quite nicely.
I'm calling it Candy Mountains and you can read all about my process on Quilty Pleasures.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Doll Quilt

This year my quilt guild is making doll quilts to go with dolls we purchased to give to a local women's shelter. After finishing up a few projects at a recent retreat I took the scraps from this quilt and made this little doll quilt.  The tiny four patches I used as corner posts were what was left over from the scrap strips I used to make the larger four patches.
This morning I quilted it and bond it so it would be ready for our meeting tomorrow.  DD doll tested it out for me and seems to like it.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Orphans Find A Home

I have eight of these scrappy daisies in my orphan bin.   
 I added a scrappy border to them.

 And used them as an alternate block with the scrappy tulips.
It's wash day today so I'll be able to make a few more tulips.  I need to make at least one more daisy, but may make more.  This playing in my scraps is so fun I don't want to stop.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hands 2 Help

Every year Sarah hosts Hands 2 Help.  For the last few years Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo has been one of the charities she has generously given to.  Those generous, heartfelt donations have brought comfort to many.  
Today I'm a guest blogger on Sarah's blog, Confessions of a Fabric Addict.  Make sure you visit to see all that Sarah does to help others out and to read a recent thank you from a recipient of a Quilty Hug.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Blue Bird Challenge Winner

Thank you to all who participated.  I was able to glean some great ideas on how to use my remaining supply of flour sacks.  I thought Shar's doll was very creative.  I loved Mary's pillow with the pocket for the remote.  Lynn's bag would be so handy.  I really need to make me one of those.  You can never have too many bags, you know.  When I saw Cathy's I thought 'great minds think alike it was so like the idea I had formulating.  Julie's piecing had me in awe.  Thanks also to everyone who voted.  We couldn't have chosen a winner without your help.  And our winner is.... Julie.
Her mariner's star is truly lovely.  Congratulations Julie!  Please send me your snail mail so I can get your prize, a fat eighth pack of 30's prints.