Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Huge Finish!

The quilt I told you about in this post, I am happy to report, has finally been completed.  This has been an interesting journey.  And a long one!  I started this Blooming Nine Patch in 2002, then set it aside for about 8 years.  Last year I got it out of the cabinet, determined to finish it.  Once it was put together and basted, it was set aside again for a while.  I was beginning to think this would be my "take-it-to-the-home-with-me" quilt!  After 7 months of working on it nearly every day it's finally ready for the big reveal........

I appliqued one of each of the blocks onto the back to create a design.  

You can see the blocks a little better in this close-up.

I am holding onto this one for a while before I hand it off to Aaron and Leah.  I'm thinking I may enter it in a few quilt shows first.

This one has to be my all time favorite quilt.  (Until I finish the next one, of course.)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Quilts for Japan

Leave it to quilters to come through in a disaster.  The recent earthquake and tsunamis in Japan have touched quilters' hearts and several groups are organizing efforts to get donated quilts to those who have lost everything.  I missed the deadline for mailing them to Quilters Newsletter Magazine so I will be mailing my quilts to eQuilter.com.  They are working with Mission of Love to get the quilts there and have also made available an address for sending quilts directly to Japan.

Since I am so math challenged I had 46 pink 4-patches leftover from the Pink Quilt I told you about in this blog  I just used them and some fabrics in my stash to put two quilts together in the last few weeks.  For the first one I alternated 4-patches with a cute polka dot fabric and added a border.

For the second quilt I added sashing with cornerstones and two borders to the 4-patches.


.........what to do with all these leftover triangles!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

So Who Could Make "Just One Star" ??

I'm sure you have seen a lot of blog posts about the "Just One Star" project sponsored by Moda Fabrics.  
They have asked quilters to send in "just one block" to help comfort a soldier.  The goal is to make, quilt and bind 100 quilts in 100 days using the Flag of Valor pattern developed by Minick and Simpson for Quilts of Valor.  The deadline for the blocks is May 1st, so I got busy this morning.......

.....and got my blocks made!  I'll have to get to the Post Office with them on Monday.
Of course, I couldn't just make one block.  I don't want to tarnish my reputation as an over-achiever!