Sunday, October 17, 2010

Never Ending Saga

This has been a wild and crazy week.  The quilting fairies gave me back a stack of quilts they had finished.  That meant I had lots of bindings to make.  Once I finished those, the quilts went to Beth to sew the bindings on, add labels, and hand stitch the binding down.  The quilts traveled to Carrol next and she washed them for us.  I delivered a nice stack of them to the hospital on Thursday and still have three to pick up from Carrol.  Our system is working quite well. Shelly is working on some paperwork for us and Susan has been taking a vacation to see her son at the naval base in Groton, Connecticut.  She finished up a large number of quilt tops before she left and says she can't wait to get back to her machine.  I think that catches you up on all of us.  I hope you have had a fun and productive week too.

Isn't this a bright and fun quilt.  The squares have all kinds of animals.

And here is the quilt backing our quilter chose.  Very fitting for this loveable quilt.

This is a bright quilt that would work for a girl or boy.  It makes me think of a boy's quilt, but lots of girls like soccer so they would be happy with it too.

Of course the perfect backing is patriotic stars. They compliment the national flags in the blocks on the front of the quilt.

And last, here is a picture of some blocks I am playing with.  They are commonly referred to as strings.  You take strips and randomly sew them on some type of foundation.  I made these blocks awhile back and decided to use some of them in a children's quilt. It is just another step in my never ending saga to use scraps!  They are lots of fun to make and are somewhat addictive.  Stay tuned for the final product!