The first two quilts were made specifically for a local Veterans Home. They need to have the quilt long and narrow so that it will fit the top of the bed. The quilt top used fabrics from my stash (other than background) and I had enough leftover that I was able to piece the backings and cut strips for binding.
Disappearing Nine Patch (44×76)
Antique Tile (38×74)
Floral Plus (48×61)
Not sure where this one will end up but it was a fun, easy quilt to make ONCE I figured out the what contrasting fabric to use that would show off the soft floral fabrics.
Happy Holidays !Micki
I know…not the prettiest but it will keep someone warm. I am thinking this ‘quilt as you go’ was done in late 90’s. All I had to do was add the binding. I must have loved this color combination because I still have some of it. I have cut up the leftover fabrics into fat quarters for our quilt guild to use for door prizes and have given the quilt to charity.
There is a group of folks that graciously take quilt tops and finish them for a variety of local charities. They are the ones that received the baby flannel quilts I posted about earlier this year. It has been in storage for ages and I decided that instead of languishing in a box it should be given away. Bonus… I had enough of the paisley fabric to use for the backing.
This is one of my ‘Using the old stash’ quilts. I had a bunch of old calico type fabrics that I was no longer in love with but they were still too good to just toss. Decided it would be perfect for testing out Bonnie Hunter’s ‘Rectangle Wrangle’ pattern. I did change the size of the finish rectangles from 1″x2″ to 1-1/2″ x 3″ so that I could press the seams open. Quilt finished at 54″ x 72″ and was given to charity.
It was a learning experience – love the pattern but next time I probably won’t put two dark fabrics together. And because you really wanted to see a close up of the fabrics here is a photo…aren’t they lovely (not really).
How are your projects coming along?
For those who love flowers here is a photo of some beautiful Asiatic lilies (at least that is what I think there are).
Have a great day !Micki
Back in August, 2013, I was looking at Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s Bumble Beans blog and found her post (here) asking folks to donate ‘anvil blocks’. Victoria takes all of the donated blocks and then puts them together into quilts for cancer patients.
Here are the Charity ‘Anvil’ quilt blocks that were made by the Wood Lake Quilters Group. Separately, these blocks are very different but to my surprise they look pretty good together.Micki