Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Six New Quilts

I hope all of you reading this had a wonderful Mother's Day.  I got to spend it with my mom and my sister.  That is always a treat.  Remember when families lived close by?  I might be aging myself with that comment!  I remember as a child walking the two blocks to my aunt's house. My cousins and I would spend all day together and often times the night too.  Now we are spread across the country.  We keep in touch and see each other on occasion but it isn't the same as being right there.  If you have family close, count yourself lucky. 

And I am feeling lucky today.  Two of my friends who help with this mission I am on stopped by with quilts today.  The first brought tops she had pieced and the second brought quilts she had sewn the bindings on.  Does it get any better than that?

This star quilt is too cute!!  It is the first top one of our new piecers did for us.  The print is a little hard to see in the picture but it is animals dressed in doctor's and nurse's clothing.  The pattern is simply and so effective

The backing is a soft blue with little dogs chasing a ball.  Isn't it great?

This quilt is so great for a little boy.  ATV's are right up their alley!

The backing is a classic blue that sets off the front.  It seems we always need more boy quilts, so this one is a great one to add to our stack!

Isn't this a classic looking quilt?  Red, blue and white with a touch of yellow thrown in for good measure.

You can see in this picture the print is Noah's ark.

This print is called "Little Pet Shop".  I am sure if you have a young child it is familiar to you.  The purple, green, and pink work well together.

This view shows you the big eyes animals have plus the gorgeous green on the back.

This is another one of our disappearing 9 patch quilts.  They all end up looking so different so it makes it fun to see what you come up with.

Be sure you notice the heart in the quilting.  I may have mentioned before that one of our quilters always add a heart somewhere on the quilt. It is just a little touch that makes our quilts special.

This quilt is bright and a pattern we have not used before.  The sisters that pieced this did a wonderful job.  This is a favorite of mine ( no kidding)  not only because how it looks, but because of the monster fabric in it. 

The blue backing with the red dots is perfect for this quilt.

 My dear friend Missi--this one is for you.  A piece of you is in this quilt.  Thank you for the fabric and thank you for your friendship.  Sometimes life takes us places we would rather not go, but sometimes it takes us right where we need to be.

The six quilts for today are all special.  A big thank you to those who made them possible.  I hope everyone enjoyed looking!