Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Charity Quilts

Ok, so these didn't load in the order I wanted, or even the order I uploaded them in, but. . . .
This is a closeup of a quilt I quilted for the daughter of one of the policemen shot down in Ogden recently. The quilting is double hearts and daisies. I wish you could see it better because it really is cute.
This is the Quilts of Valor Quilt I did for the Utah Valley Quilt Guild.
Here is a close up of the quilting. You still can't tell really what it says. The border says "Thank you" and "Freedom isn't free" Inside the quilt along with an eagle, waving flag, star and award are the words "respect, honor, and thank you" It looks better than you can tell from the photo.
And this is the longer view of the little girls quilt. It's called X's and O's. The ladies in my bee did the blocks and one of them - the one who headed up the whole thing, set them. The stopborder is a brown and cream pocka dot and the border has tiny little squares of pink and brown and cream. I hope she likes it.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

A quilt for an injured veteran

Yesterday was service day at Utah Valley Quilt Guild. I helped tie 3 quilts, put a label on one, ironed for someone working on a Quilts of Valor quilt, and then started this jelly roll races quilt to make another quilts of valor. I ran out of time so I finished it today and will start quilting it as soon as the backing is out of the dryer. I'll try to keep you posted on what I quilt on it - not sure which way I'll go.

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Cactus Flower

I started this top soon after I started learning to quilt - took a class at Quilt Fest. I didn't know enough to do something this complicated and made many mistakes, had to resew too many seams and it still is a bit distorted. I would like to enter it in the HMQS competition. Remember - I won an award there last year, and would like to do something wonderful this year. This quilt is supposed to have wide black borders with vines and flowers appliqued on it. However, the quilt pattern is called cactus flower, and I would prefer to applique on a cactus in bloom. I can't draw. Would any of you artistic relatives be willing to draw me a simple cactus in bloom that I could use as an applique? I still have to figure out what I want to quilt on it too. I'll keep you posted.