Sunday, January 18, 2009

This is another quilt pieced by my sister. The large print is bright and looks like a flourishing flower garden! It is actually the 2nd of one, just like it! If I can find the pictures of the first one I will post them later........Again, she does great work!

I quilted a leaf pattern in the small floral blocks, a simple flower blossom in the large floral blocks and double outlined the colorful sashings.

In the setting triangles I had to split a block pattern in order to make it a triangle shape. I used a bright green thread in the black settings. I love how the color pops in the black! In the smaller border I free-handed the swirls. The outer border I put in a double line piano key border. I like the geometric look when there is a lot going on in the prints.

I am sew glad you stopped by..... hope you have enjoyed the view!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

During our November (2008) Quilt Guild meeting a member asked for volunteers to piece, quilt and bind lap quilts for Bear River Activity and Skills Center.

BRASC trains adults with developmental disabilities in communication, self care, independent living skills, fine and gross motor skills, and social behaviors. The program is one of approximately 70 projects operated through the CPD on the Utah State University campus.

My small circle of friends, that I meet with monthly to sew with, and I, took on several of the quilts. My friend, Annette, pieced this one. I quilted it and my sister-in-law, Val, and another friend, Louie bound it.

The quilt is pieced in orange fabric of different designs. It definately IS a HAPPY QUILT!!!!

We were told a male adult will receive it.
I quilted it with a pattern called Champagne Bubbles! I wanted it to be fun but masculine!!

I have used this quilting pattern on many quilts as it is fast, fun and can either be for girls, boys, men or women!

The back was also pieced with lots of different fabrics!

Here are some of the ladies that worked on the quilts from my Quilt Guild. I will also add some links if you would like to read about this project!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Happy New Year! May you have good health and lots of time to do the things that bring joy and happiness to your life!!!

During 2007-2008 I was on the board of my quilt guild and my assignment was to plan the Friendship Blocks Exchange. This quilt was made from those Friendship Blocks.
The quilt was given to our outgoing President of the Guild.

I quilted this quilt using a co-ordinating feather pattern throughout the quilt, except in the red sashing and the setting triangles. The feather patterns are one of my favorites!

The sashing swirls were free-handed!

Hope you have enjoyed looking!