Category Archives: Charity Quilts

More Show Quilts!

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More Show Quilts!

Some more eye candy for your pleasure.

Really enjoyed this show.  So much talent, fantastic piecing and quilting!

Enjoy Group 2!     Happy quilting.  Karen

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QUILTING FOR CHARITY

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QUILTING FOR CHARITY

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This turned out to be a great quilt; the 9 patch blocks were given to me from a wonderful lady I quilt for, Jeanie.  She is definitely one of the most prolific quilters I know.  Although she gives many quilts away, she changes the décor of her home practically every month, for sure every holiday.  I can’t even imagine where she stores all of her quilts!  Her house must be beautiful!  Go Jeanie!

Happy Quilting…Karen

QUILTING and PIECING FOR FUN!

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QUILTING and PIECING FOR FUN!

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This is a great quilt that came about from an experiment in making pinwheels in an unusual way.  Although it was pretty accurate it is not a technique I would recommend…hence no explanation there.  It took a very long time even though the center of this quilt is only about 30″ square.  The wonderful borders came from my stash, a preprinted stripe!  Worked Great.  With the large cornerstones I just freehand cut the stars and machine stitched them on.  The colors in this quilt work so well with my house I may very well have a new tablecover!

Happy Quilting….Karen

 

Quilting Survives The Holidays

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Quilting Survives The Holidays

Or, maybe I should say, “the quilter survived the holidays” and is back to a more normal workday.  The latest quilt off the table belongs to Roberta A.  She is a big fan of K. Fassett patterns and fabrics.  I really love these fabrics she used in this great quilt!

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I did throw in a Quilts of Valor quilt.  It turned out really well with a rather heavy patriotic design by Nancy Haacke.  I used royal blue Glide thread on the top with a matching bottom line on the bottom.  I love working with the red/white/blue color scheme!

It is the 7th day of the 365 Challenge for one block per day.  Actually, since this challenge originated in Australia, it is the eight day of the challenge.  So far so good, maybe not one per day but I am caught up with the blocks so far.  I was concerned about the color values but a black/white picture of the finished quilt shows that the border we are working on is very dark and the value comes into effect when put next to the light colored blocks.  The blocks, although 3″ square, are really simple!  Go to http://www.365challenge.com.au if you are interested in joining the fun.  She also has a facebook page.  Here are the simple blocks we’ve constructed up until now.  You can see what I mean by the values.  I choose browns and DSC_0004 (1)creams since my stash is overflowing there.  We shall see…..

Happy Quilting….Karen

 

 

Quilt Hugs Needed!

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Quilt Hugs Needed!

I am so impressed with Snowball Express, an effort to show love and support to surviving family members of our fallen.  Quilters definitely are there for our troops but I have long been concerned that we are not always there for the families they leave behind when they give their life for our country.  I wanted to share this U-Tube video with you.

So many moms, dads, wifes, husbands, and children have to face the grim reality of never seeing their loved ones again.  These people need quilty hugs!  Quilts of Valor has served our returning vets for many years and do a really admirable job!  Lets not forgot those gold star families!  If you know of any group that is organized with quilts for these families, please let us know.  I would love to join in, even organize, if others are willing.  I know there are so many causes, horrible flooding, refugees, vets from many eras, but there are families we can’t forget!  Families that have given everything for our freedom.

Blanket Ladders????   Check out the search engine on ETSY, only you have to use the word “blanket”….  Oh well, there are some very nice Quilt Display ladders to be found there.

Green thumb..not me  

Just wanted to show you a pic of the gorgeous blooms on my Christmas Cactus, gifted by a good friend.  It is filling with blooms and is absolutely fantastic.  So glad it is a cactus and doesn’t take much care..I am so bad!

incredible cactus blooms

incredible cactus blooms

 

Happy Quilting…Karen