Saturday, May 29, 2010

News from Seattle

Here is the strippy quilt my Ballard group made for our group member, Jean M, who is undergoing chemotherapy for lung cancer. Blocks were due on April 1, and the quilt was finished, and given to Jean on April 29. I put the blocks and borders together, Carol did the machine quilting, and Ann did the binding

Here are 4 of the blocks (in progress) for the next CFC quilt that Jackie, Jenny and I are working on. I have finished all 12 of my blocks and mailed them to Jenny. Also, my Ballard Stashbusters group decided to use the same pattern for our raffle quilt for the Phinney Neighborhood Center (PNC). This design is from Kim Brackett's book, "Scrap Basket Surprises". We have received permission from Martingale Press to use it for the CFC quilt. The one for PNC will be mostly blues and greens, with a white/grey background fabrics. It will be interesting to see how different the 2 quilts look when they are completed!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Slight digression

Well, I had to put a hold on finishing UFOs to make a retirement gift for a friend in Iowa. Lucky thing I'd downloaded a free pattern (Summertime) from Michael Miller Fabrics ( - it worked out beautifully in red/white/blue. I mailed it off on Thursday so it should arrive in Ames in plenty of time for folks to sign it during Paula's retirement party on June 3rd. I probably won't get it back until the end of June so depending on when we hold the July S&B, you might see it then.
I didn't follow the pattern exactly so my end result is about 6" larger in both dimensions. I ended up with a quilt that's 60"x74". 1st change - I trimmed my pinwheels to 10.5", rather than the component squares to 5", which meant my setting squares are larger as well. 2nd change - I added a white middle border for more signature space. This is a really fast quilt to make so if you need a twin-sized quilt in a hurry and you have a fun theme fabric, you might try this one.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Lori's Christmas Runner

Sorry it's taken me so long to post this for Lori (who's certainly welcome to edit this text).