In support of our troops and with the encouragment and leadership of our guild member, Renee - 62 quilts will be on their way to soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq for Christmas. Click here for local story.
My online group, Quilters on Review, on Yahoo is having a quiltlet swap. Here is my entry. I call it Reversable Crumb Block Quiltlet. We were to start with a 6 1/2" block and make a quiltlet with it - usually one block. I decided to reach into my scrap box and see what I pulled out. It happened to be a crumb block, so I went from there - found some more I had laying around and that made the top. I decided to use a piece of Christmas fabric I had on hand for the back , so the recipient could use this at the Holidays if they wanted to. LOL - it will sure wake them up!
Here's my entry for the Fall Quilt Festival at parkcitygirl.blogspot.com(see link at right). I started this in 2005. It was Beth Ferrier's BOM pattern for that year and is called Simple Pleasures. You can see more of her wonderful designs at http://applewd.com/ I made it for my daugher, Emily's 35th birthday which was in 2006. She loves black and white, so I chose to make it in that colorway with a splash of color here and there. This was a challenge for me as it used a few techniques I had never used before: machine applique, borderie perse, and some intricate piecing which Beth made so easy with here sneaky piecing tips, I don't know what I was worried about. The pattern was for a twin size quilt with a pillow panel(can't remember what it's called - but is the part that lays on the pillows). Since mine was going to be a wall hanging I did not make the pillow panel. It measures about 68 x 72 and featured an appliqued cat (very similar to Bruja - the cat they had at the time) - yep, that was part of the pattern. When I pieced the top, I almost decided to keep it - I had grown so fond of it, LOL but I did give it to Em in 2006.
It was quilted by my fellow guild member, Trina Andrews. And here is a closeup of one of the blocks: