Monday, January 30, 2012

Comfort Quilt for January 2012

Comfort Quilt for January 2012

This is my charity quilt for the month.  I have made 14 more of these panels, so look for more later this year.  This one will go into my local guilds charity stash.  The way our gift quilt works is that someone brings a large basket or two of quilts for the recipient to pick from.  Hope mine gets picked quickly.

Strawberry Panel

Sweet Corn Panel

Sweet Pea Panel

My quilting was just to make lots of loops and swirls for the background, then casually quilt around the objects in the panels.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Think Like a Child

The FFFC this month is "Think Like a Child".  What FUN I'm having!  It will be a while before this quilt if finished, but I could not wait to share one small part of it.

Mousey is going to be a part of this FUN quilt.

Before I am able to quilt the top, I need to bind my January charity quilt and quilt another persons' charity pieced top.  I volunteered to quilt charity quilts for those member of my guild who have a real problem with this.  I have limited the number so that I am not over whelmed.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Traveling Cape

Traveling Cape, 3/4 front

My cousin Tom's second son got married on January 1, 2012 in Monterrey, California.  The location, the brides hometown, was absolutely gorgeous. I planned to go early to visit galleries and other interests in Carmel.  Knowing the weather changed dramatically from Maine to California and also each day in Carmel; sun = warm; breeze after night meant chills.  This wool cape was the perfect thing for the visit.  It traveled well as a blanket, sides flung back it adjusted to the afternoon sun, closely wrapped around me, it warmed me each evening.  It worked well!  I also love the design which is in the style of Mondrian, to fit an Fast Friday Fabric Challenge 3 months ago.

Traveling Cape, back

Traveling Cape, side

All the wool was recycled from clothing either in my closet, Salvation Army, friends, or thrift shops.