Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Moda Matching Quilt and Doll Quilt

This is my newest project undertaking. I am using Honeybuns from Moda but not the same pattern as the example, they used Hunky Dory and I am using Swanky. I am having a lot of fun with this one....I ordered my honeybuns from Jojo's Quilt and Gift Shoppe online. See their ad in this post - I was impressed by the customer service I received. My order was here in 3 business days Oh, don't forget to sign up for their newsletter on the site and get a coupon to use on your first order.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

My friends the Bardsley's recently lost his mother after a long illness. While clearing out her home they found this unfinished quilt top. It is so amazing and all done by hand. We took it yesterday to the local quilt shop, People Places and Quilts. Diane, the owner identified the fabrics to be from the 30's. She helped us pick out a muslin that Sherri and I will be adding to the scalloped edging to give a squared edge and to increase the size to fit Sherri's bed. She also had a 1930's reproduction fabric that so similarly matched the the darker blue square that it was simply amazing. Today we are going to press the quilt top so that we can baste the quilt top to the muslin. Sherri has never quilted before and it has been a Long time since I have done hand quilting but I will help get her started and she wants to complete it all by hand so that quilt does not lose the integrity of the original work that was done. While we were there Sherri was also able to identify the pattern as Grandma's Mosaic - Venetian which dates back to the 1890's from one of the quilt history books the shop has on hand. It is a variation of the wedding ring.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Clusters and Crosses - Bernat Free Pattern

Hi - a few folks have been looking for this pattern and I couldn't get it to post on the AC Moore web/forum. So I made a link to my blog and am posting it here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Crochet Projects

Some of my other friends said that I should post about my crocheting. My friend Vicki was finally able to teach me how to crochet and I say that with using term very loosely because I am by no means great at it. I have however made a few things I am quite proud of. I sometimes forget to make anything for me to keep of my own so mostly these have gone to friends who have expressed an interest and one occasion my daughter needed a baby shower gift.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Quilts For Kids.org

This is the quilt I made from the fabric that they sent me. It turned out really nice. I am shipping it back this week.

Quilts for Kids, Inc. transforms discontinued designer fabrics into quilts that comfort children with cancer, AIDS, and other life-threatening illnesses as well as battered & abused children. Our goal is to link design centers nationwide to their communities, so that children in need in those regions may be served.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Quilt For Kids

Today my mother from Fla called to see if I had seen todays episode of Martha Stewart, because they were making Quilts For Kids. I missed the episode but went to the Downey Touch of Comfort site and found the link to Quilts For Kids.org I signed up to receive a kit to make a quilt and if you quilt you should too! Here is the link http://www.quiltsforkids.org/volunteer/ to find out more information.