Saturday, September 18, 2010

Zoo Animals

I am spending the day today with two of my favorite things to do--watching college football while I quilt.  I seem to be more productive when there is something I like on tv and I love watching college football.  I always pick a team to cheer for even if I don't know the team.

This week has been busy finishing up quilts I picked up from the ladies who graciously quilted them for us. I want to share one of them with you.  It is bright, cheery, and has a great backing.

Zoo animals are fun for the kids--they can hunt for their favorite animal.

No animals were harmed in the making of this quilt!!

The back of this quilt is almost more fun than the front.  Zebras, zebras, zebras.  I think they look like they are just ready to say something to us!

Check back for more pictures.  We have some great quilts in the works and I can't wait to share them.

Just a random thought--Can you imagine all the good we could do if every person did one nice thing for one other person?  It wouldn't be a big commitment of time or money but would make such a difference for someone.  We never know how the little bits of kindness grow into something great.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Quilting Angels

Three ladies have now offered to quilt a few quilts for our group.  I have gotten four back from them and we are getting bindings put on.  When they are done, I'll be sharing pictures of them.  These ladies do fantastic work.  They are so talented and have really given us a boost in getting the quilts ready.  A big thank you to them--truly angels sent to help.
I just received 9 quilt tops from Susan today.  She has been sewing her fingers off!  They are all different and really some fun quilts.  I can't wait to get them quilted with binding and labels on so I can show them off.  The kids are going to love these.
I have to admit I feel like these quilts are my kids.  I love each and every one of them and it is almost hard to give them away.  I can't decide which is my favorite.  Ok, Joshua and Joel--you are my favorites--the quilts come in second.  The quilts do each have their own personality though and I love them all.  Susan and I say frequently, "This might be our best one ever."   

I call this quilt Crazy Cats.  It is fun and full of color.

The second quilt I chose to show you today is a wonderful red and blue--great for a boy or girl.  I love the focus fabric in it.  The pattern in the fabric reminds me of a quilt itself.

Please feel free to leave me a comment.  I love hearing from everyone and appreciate the comments.