Sunday, December 7, 2014

Just a Few Quilts

You've probably heard that about the time you have things under control, life happens.  That is so true!  Rather than focusing on that, I would much rather focus on some of the wonderful quilts we have given to some awesome kids!


I think this is a great group of quilts.  I hope you enjoyed looking at them.  It is hard to pick a favorite!  I made the pictures bigger this time.  Let me know if you like those better!

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Halloween and Fall

Halloween has come and gone but I wanted to share with you a couple of the Halloween quilts that went to the kids at the hospital.

These two quilts were made with the same pattern but different fabrics.  I used the same backing fabric and quilted two different designs.  They are so bright and lots of fun.

This quilt is darling--even if the pictures are terrible.  Hopefully three kids have new quilts that they are enjoying now.

This is a cool fall themed quilt.  The pictures?  Terrible too.  I promised to show you quilts, not good pictures!
With temperatures dropping this week, I am not sure if we have much fall left.

We are heading into the season with lots of flu and respiratory problems.  We are trying to get lots of quilts ready for the hospital.  We always hope we have too many.  That means not as many kids were sick.

See you soon!

Monday, October 6, 2014

October Quilts

It has been far too long since I have posted on this blog.  I had promised myself I was going to do so much better!  But Greg and I took an anniversary trip to Jamaica (it was heavenly).  Not long after we got back, we flew to Las Vegas with our two sons.  The girls stayed home, so it was just the four of us.  Frankly, that is probably good they stayed home.  They might have been appalled at how silly the four of us acted!  What fun we had!

Here's some quilts for you.

I'll bet you can guess which one is my favorite.  Which one would you choose?

Friday, August 29, 2014

End of August

It is the end of August and it is hot.  The grass and flowers want some rain and did I mention it is hot?  The only thing to do is go to your sewing room and make quilts!  Let's look at some of the latest.

Noah's Ark Animals!

Red, White, and Blue is always a great choice for an older boy.

Another brightly colored Disappearing 9-patch.

OOH!  Soft pastels and gorgeous yellow.  Yummy!!!

Cats, Fish, and Pinwheels!

I am so proud of the quilts that we give to the kids.  They are so fun to look at, the quilting and fabric is so pretty, and since we wash them before taking them to the hospital, they are soft and great to snuggle with.  Everyone involved truly puts a piece of themselves in every quilt.  

Simon went to the Outer Banks of North Carolina recently.  He loves the beach.  He is growing into a little boy too quickly.

Did I mention it is hot?

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Cara's Quilt

This has been one crazy summer.  We've been gone almost as much as we've been home.  That means a lack of time to blog.  Today starts the catching up on blogging.  In July, we spent a week with Joel, Cara, and Simon.  

Shortly before we left, Cara mentioned her favorite quilt to me.  Her mom made it and Cara latched onto it.  She took it to college with her, to New Jersey where she and Joel lived after getting married, and now to Washington, DC.  She loves to snuggle in it and it is her comfort quilt.  However, she mentioned she was afraid to wash it anymore because some of the stitching was coming undone.  I took a quick look.  This quilt was all hand pieced and hand quilted.  (Way to go Edie!!)  I grabbed my needle and thread and tried to fix the loose spots.  I am sure I didn't do the neatest work, but I think she can now wash it when she wants.  I think it is an amazing quilt and the love Cara has for it is heartwarming.  One thing that interested me about the quilt was the corners.  There seemed to be something hard, almost like a very small rock inserted in the quilt before the binding was attached.  They were all placed in the same spot in each corner.  They were very similar in size but not quite the same.  Questions started buzzing in my mind.  Cara assures me she is going to ask her mom about it.  Hint, hint.  As soon as I find out the answer, I'll update you.  In the meantime, it is a wonderful quilt, Edie.  

I'll leave you with a Simon update.

Those hugs are the best!!

Hope your day is the best ever!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Talented Guild Ladies!

I have a treat for you today.  Our local quilt guild has a program called Warm Kids Quilts.  Any member who is interested makes a child's quilt and can donate it to the guild.  Deb, a long time member, then will take the quilts and donate them to several organizations.  She is very kind to often share some of them with Pieces.  I wanted to show some of them to you today.

Aren't these great?  Let's look at a few more!

If you've been paying attention, you noticed there are three quilts using some of the same fabric.  This is great fabric!  Even though they use some of the same fabric, all three quilts are different!

The last quilt is also from a guild member, but she's also a member of Pieces.  Kelly quilts some of our tops for us.  She actually pieced this one on her longarm machine and then quilted it.  Now that is using her machine to the max!

As you can tell, we have some very talented ladies in the guild plus they are very generous!   Thanks, ladies!!!

And what would this blog be without ending with a picture of Simon?

I think Simon is practicing cooking for when Mimi and Papa get there!