I decided that this year I wanted to give a minimum of two quilts to the seniors' residence across the street from our home in Kingsville. Unfortunately, but really, yay, no seniors in that residence are in wheelchairs. So I called another, Royal Oak, and they were happy to accept quilts from me, quite tickled, in fact.
|Playing with the layout on the design wall|
|Slight change, and I went with this instead of over-thinking things as I am wont to do!|
I seem to be on a diagonal kick with the layout of quilts I design...
|Think I STILL have about 20 3" blue squares left!|
|This is an oldie, bought in a small town quilt shop on sale; at the time I thought it might work for Paula Nadelstern kaleidoscopes, but nope not symmetrical|
I'm happy to say this is all that is left, this plus two strips from the edges that are on the strips pile...(for more string quilts in all probability).
|What do I do with these??|
|Post-washing texture...love it.|
Wait, what? Dayna's quilt? I know, it's not been on the blog officially, as it was a surprise for her, although you did see some of it in this tutorial... I will post about it now she's seen the flimsy. I might not have finished the gift in time...and it's not the first time I've been late with a gifted quilt, red face of shame...
A view of the back:
Closer view so you can hopefully see the effect of the Dot to Dot designs.
I used Fufu's rayon and outside of a couple breakage issues, it quilted great, and has blended and sunk in wonderfully with the fabrics.
|This design of Angela's is awesome in a busy print, and easy to stitch out!|
|Another great design of Angela's, good in a busy print|
|Trying to get all 3 in a row of the Dot to Dot designs|
|This shot makes me happy!|
|The folded up shot, blue string quilt on top...|
|Fruity quilt on top--can you spot my signature initials/name?|
Pattern: Scrap-a-Palooza #15 Rainbow 9-patch
Fabrics: scraps from my stash
Batting: Pellon Nature's Touch 100% cotton
Threads: pieced with Gutermann; quilted with Fufu's Rayon, The Bottom Line in the bobbin
Quilted on my Avanté
|Hands2Help Charity quilt-to-be for Because You Matter|
|Fabrics for one of Cheryl's quilt patterns I'm testing--needs a neutral, yes?|
My mum gave me a two-mug set that I just LOVE, when she was here. It's from Serenity Lavender Farm. We both helped to support her business when we stopped in for a visit! I knew I'd use the box the mugs came in in my sewing corner, and last night, I got rid of the $1 store basket as a catch-all on my cutting table/pressing area, and replaced it:
|Gotta say how much I also love my Elmer's school glue for binding now, mmm!|