Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Three Graduation Quilts

My church had three high school graduates this year. Here are the quilts presented to them.

The blue, grey and black quilt is the Broken Dishes quilt block, strategically planned out so the black/dark grey blocks and the blue/light grey blocks made diagonal stripes.

The pink and brown quilt pattern is by Amy Friend called "Sweet Tea".

The multi-colored string quilt uses all Denise Schmidt fabrics collected from the Joann clearance shelf over several years.

Monday, March 21, 2016

This and That

I wanted to show a few things today...

I'm working on a "T" quilt. I experimented with different sizes using scrap fabric; I will be making the 8" block.
        6.5"                       7"                         7"                          8"                              9"
Pattern is Bibelot, a Schnibbles Pattern by Miss Rosie's Quilt Co.

Church quilt #1 in progress...
Pattern is Sweet Tea
Church quilt #2 in progress....
10" string blocks, using Denise Schmidt fabrics from Jo-Anns

I purchased a side table for the living room.

Beef Bone Broth! I am always so glad to have some in the freezer, used in soups. Mmmm....

I'm linking up today with Design Wall Monday at

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Charity Quilts

During the month of January I sewed three charity quilts. A friend was given a fabric stash of a quilter who had gone blind. She asked for help in sewing the fabrics into charity quilts. I took home a bag of 6" squares. The individual fabrics were not all that beautiful, but I managed to use them to make three attractive scrappy quilts.
Disappearing Four Patch

Broken Dishes

Disappearing Nine Patch
These pictures were taken while the blocks were hanging on the design wall; I did not get any photos of finished tops. I dropped these off at my friend's house; she long-arm quilts, binds, and donates them to needy organizations. 

Each quilt is lap-sized; I have enough 6" squares to make yet another quilt, but I have put them away for now. I am in the planning stages for graduation quilts at our church.