Saturday, January 30, 2010

Bullseye Quilt

I made this bullseye quilt for my spare bedroom.  It's got panels on all 4 sides so that you cannot see the trundle beneath.  I have 4 shams that I haven't completed yet... Gotta get on that...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Quilt of Valor: Quilt of Many Colors

I've been in the Blue Valley Quilters' Guild for a few years now and over the past year or so we've been working towards making quilts for wounded soldiers through the "Quils of Valor Foundation".

At my guild, I provide block patterns each month for people to make and return.  I am not picky about color schemes but do request that they use quilt shop quality fabrics.

These are some of the wilder blocks that have been turned in over the past year or so.  Most of our quilt tops are more subdued and many are patriotic but this one stands alone.  We call it the "Quilt of Many Colors".  My friend, Trisch agreed to piece the top together, bless her soul.  I hope she wears her sunglasses!

Coulter's Yellow Brick Road

My friend, Coulter has never quilted before but he wanted to make a quilt for his mom this past Christmas.  We got together every Tuesday night for many months and he worked really hard (was a perfect student- seam allowances were spot-on!) and whipped this top out in time for Christmas.... Would you believe this is his first attempt?!?  It's queen sized and he even dyed some of the fabrics in this quilt.  Love his choices in fabric!  So proud of him!

Owen's Queen Sized Quilt

I've been working on this quilt for Owen.  It's made from Civil War reproductions.  I participated in a charm square exchange and also raided the stashes of my mother-in-law and sister-in-law to come up with enough fabric to make a queen sized quilt.  

I'm wanting to add a couple of borders with Owen's full name spelled out in blocky, whimsical letters and perhaps the date along the other side.  I wanted something that was masculine and big enough for him to continue using into his adulthood.  This is the first "big boy" quilt that he will have.  Very excited to bet busy on finishing up his name so I can get this one off to the quilter's...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Tataw's Quilt of Valor

I'm making a Quilt of Valor for my grandfather.  We call him Tataw.  He was in WW II in the paratroopers and he will be turning 90 years old in the next couple of weeks.  I'm hopeful that I will be able to give it to him at his birthday party on Feb. 6th...

Here's the top, but tonight I worked on borders (not pictured).  They will be embroidered with details about his service/where he served, etc. in the next couple of days.

I had help with the blocks, but assembled them and designed the quilt myself.  Tataw will love it!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Making Progress

This quilt isn't quite big enough yet, but it's coming together nicely.  Sewing on it has truly been a liberating experience.  I am wondering if I'll ever be able to go back to doing "traditional" stuff...

I've spent my spare time thinking about how I could make my current projects (sitting on shelves in my attic) more wanky...  I've got the fever!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Much Neglected Blog...

Welcome to my very neglected quilting blog.  The picture beneath this post is of Wyatt when he could barely walk... He is almost 3 now...  Ugh.

So I'm newly inspired by liberated quilting.  Loving it.  Going to visit a new guild that is forming this weekend... Stay tuned!