Sunday, June 9, 2019

Some finishes!

May was a pretty productive sew month for me, but since I've been traveling I haven't had much  chance to post pix.

I always have tops waiting around to be quilted.  I decided I needed to work on that waiting list!.

This one is big 58" x 68"  that's the dimension that Hospice requests for the campers at Camp Erin.  A program for kids who have family members who've been touched by Cancer.

The flannel patches were a Flea Market find.  I Love those 'Pre-cuts'!

I backed this quilt with a plaid fleece.  thought it made a good match with the front.
This quilt is 36" x 48"  The size requested for the Wheel Chair Bound Vets.  The fabrics in this quilt were from the leftovers of a layer Cake from one of those Civil War lines.
The blocks of this last quilt were made by the students of a 5th grade class at Green Acres Elementary School.  I was the Science/ Garden teacher there for awhile many years ago  I still get requests from friends there to quilt the occasional quilt project.
Hand work like sewing is a challenge for most of these kids.  Most of them have no experience sewing, at all!
  My friend Jackie (also a former teacher at Green Acres)  helped supervise the kids and put the top together. Jackie said it was quite a trick getting everything to line up.
But it's really a charming quilt if you don't mind a few shaved off points!
I think the kids agreed to donate it to Jacob's Heart.
It was fun to quilt!
Lots of fun prints and color combinations!
I pieced the back together with this colorful sarong and the orange and aqua fabs.
That's the last of that orange fabric.  I got a bunch of it from the Flea Market and I've used it in 3 different kid's quilts recently.  I love all the colors in that sarong!
It's another sunny day here,  better go out and get some weeds pulled!
Happy Sunday!
cheers, CW

Friday, May 31, 2019

New Eye Spy quilt top

Shrimp season has brought us to our family cabin on Hood Canal, Washington state this week. The shrimping was a real bust yesterday but the weather has been really nice, sunny and mild.  And I've gotten some productive sew time!
My stash here at the cabin is really basic,  a bag of scraps and some random FQ's.  I also brought a number of UFO's from home all of which I lost interest in as soon as I took them out of my bag.  So I fell back to my scrap bag.  All the pieces were really small, just bits and pieces.  But I managed to make a bunch of 3.5" scrappy units.  For no particular reason I had grabbed a hunk of plan white yardage and put that in my bag with the UFO's.   What to do with the little scrappy units?  It just jumped out!
I like this setting.  Keeping track of where everything went seemed really easy!
This started our as a charitable quilt but I like it so much I think I will give it to my grand children.  We can play I spy!
There are so many wonderful images.
A pink Flamingo, Saturn, bugs, and even (if you are of a certain age) a reference to Charlie Brown!
Happy Hunting!
cheers, CW

Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's day!

I posted this picture several years ago after my mom died, but I really like the image and the sentiment.
My mom always did watch out for me.  Thanks Mom!
And to all women everywhere, whether you be mom's in reality or not do something nice for yourselves 'cause we females of the species are always looking out for others.
Have a beautiful day!
Cheers, CW