Thursday, August 23, 2012

100 Quilts for Kids

I'm so glad summer has been warm and sunny this year.  It has given me the inspiration to get the rest of the quilts for Project Linus quilted and ready to drop off.  As part of the area's Project Linus's group I really enjoy making quilts and knowing some boy or girl will love them.

 

This quilt was so fun and fast to make.  It's a True Lovers Knot and each block has five pieces in it.










I made two of these two-tone Bear's Claw.  My daughter made the blocks and I put them together.






The light blue wonky quilt was made for the Free Motion Quilting project with Leah Day.  I used the same quilt pattern for Angela Walter's July lesson  on the Free Motion Quilt Challenge for the dark blue quilt.  These were both fun to make and I can just see some little boy enjoying them.
This lovely girl started out as a pillow top but I appliqued her on to a panel and made a quilt of her instead.  Had fun using many of the free-motion quilting designs I've learned lately for the different areas. 

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Cucumber Vine Quilt-a-long

Phew!  What a busy week.  Shopping with my daughter and 2 grandkids, going to the fair with same, a planning lunchen for Project Linus, and Shakespeare in the Park two nights in a row.  Enjoyed every minute of the week but it's hard to squeeze quilting into all that.  But I did find a few minutes, and I'm glad I did. 

Our lesson was Cucumber Vine with more travel stitching but with curves this time.  Harder and harder but oh so pretty!  That means only one thing.....practice, practice, practice.

 Last week I completed the assignment for the July free-motion-quilt-challenge by Angela Walters.  The idea for the quilting was very similar to the wonky quilts we did with Leah a few weeks ago.  I used the same wonky pattern from Leah and used Angela's quilting design....tiles.

She filled her tiles with curly cues while I filled mine with stars, since the squares were floating in the universe.