Thursday, July 06, 2017

A Quick Quilt and a Finish

For those that were curious there are 199 quilts of all sizes in that closet in my last post!  I posed an impromptu guessing game on Facebook but didn't tell people I was giving away a quilt!  My son's classmate Chelsea guessed 198 and is thrilled to get a quilt.  I still have to pick one out for her.  They were co-valedictorians in high school and friends.

On Monday there was a request for 8 teen boy quilts for Camp Erin, a grief camp that will be held in mid July in Washington.  They have more campers than usual and were short some quilts.  I dug into my stash and came up with 8 fabrics and made this disappearing 4 patch quilt.  I had a flannel for the backing on hand and have it ready for delivery tomorrow.  I quilted it with an allover leaf and loop design.  The quilting took about 30 minutes!  I volunteered for this camp last summer and it was a very rewarding experience and wanted to be able to help out.  I am not going this year.  I took advantage of the hay bales in the field in front of our house, but the 100 degree heat is a bit much!

I quilted this strip quilt at the retreat last month, but finally got the binding on.  I love this one and it is mostly leftover jelly strip pieces.  I named it Leftover Salmon.

I took this picture on July 4th.  This is one of my patriotic quilts.  It was a block robin from 13 or 14 years ago.  I made the very center vase/flag block and the rest of the blocks were made by others.  I love this one!  I didn't take any block closeups.  I was involved with MANY round robins/row robins/blocks robins with this particular group fo women and the hand applique blocks are stunning!



Mary said...

Fun finishes. That was a quick quilting on the D9P. Glad that Chelsea Won. I need another quilt like a hole in the head. My closet is bulging, too. See you later!

Ramona said...

I love your block robin July 4th quilt! What a great design and such fun blocks. Your finishes are wonderful. You did a speedy job on the D4P and it's so nice. Great colors and design for a boy. Love your photography spot, too. It doesn't look like it's 100 degrees. :)