Thursday, October 17, 2013

Quilt Photo Review Year 6

Starting with the ART QUILTS

One Yellow Square
10" x 10"

This was my first quilt of the year.  Weird as it seems, I actually drempt about a quilt with 'one yellow square'.  The next day was Friday.  This fit the current Fast Friday Fabric Challenge.   It has changed my direction toward working with fabrics instead of painting, dying, etc.

Nine Patch in White
12" x 12"

One Black Square
12" x 12"

Golden Rectangle
17.75" x 25"

Nine Patch of Quakers
17.75" x 17.75"

Fantasy Book Cover
10" x 10"

Fern Ballet
33" x 41.5"

I actually started it last year; finally finished it this year.  It won an honorable mention in the "

Cottage Door
4" x 6"

Beaded White Coneflower
6" x 4"

Beaded Coneflower
6" x 4"

Practical Artistic Expressions

Water Lily Purse
13.5" x 11.75"

Selvage Purse

11 Totes/Bags
This was a FUN experiment making these out of a sample book of water repellent outdoor fabric.  I got bored near the end.  However, I am happy with the results.  I think these will make great travel bags for friends.

 Golden Swirl as a Cushion for a hanging chair

Tote for Jodi with art work by her daughter

Grocery Tote
2 Beach Purses [one for me, one for a friend] 

Revised Pattern to create an Original Jacket for Florida

Little Treasures from an on-line pattern

Charity Quilts and other Giving Projects

A Gift to Camp Sunshine
a free camp for children with life threatening diseases and their families 

'A Friendly Family of Five Fabulous Fishes Frequently Travel with Two Delightful Tag-a-longs'

Musical Theme Quilt for Camp Sunshine, twin size

Tinkerbell Theme Bed Quilt for Camp Sunshine, twin size

Comfort Quilt

Comfort Quilt

Daisy Quilted Jean Fabric for Comfort Quilt
I love crazy quilt blocks + jean fabric = one of my favorites

I have a quilting friend whose husband is a Pediatric Oncologist.  Thus, I am making Chemo Quilts for some of these children who are treated at his clinic.  I am also trying to entice others to make quilts for this very worthwhile cause.  Anything that I can do to help a child during the treatment process brings me great JOY. I buy fun flannel for the backing.  I usually ask for help from Mothers with children so that it is something children might actually enjoy.

Bakery Treats Chemo Quilt

Tinkerbell Theme Chemo Quilt

Musical Theme Chemo Quilt

Musical Theme Chemo Quilt

Farm Theme Chemo Quilt

With so many in need, this year saw me making pillow cases for the first time ever.  I am told it is comforting for a child to have a special pillow case.  The following were all made for Sandy Hook.  Because Sandy Hook had so many hundreds when I was ready to mail my offerings, my 16 went instead to children in the hospital for a serious stay.  This is an on-going charity project in our state.

My on-going project is making unique individual name tags for everyone in my Quaker Meeting that wants one.  I take a box of fabric.  After Worship, each person picks the fabric they want.  No two will have the same fabric.  It started slowly; now it has become very popular.  I especially like the fact that our young people appreciate this gesture.  It seems to make them feel more like they belong to the whole Meeting, not just the youth group.



Cathy Perlmutter said...

So many wonderful quilts, so many good deeds, you should be very proud of your output! I loved it all, especially the little square/rectangle series and the awesome Golden Swirl cushion! Congratulations on a fabulously creative year!

Janelle said...

Love the flower quilts! The children quilts & pillow cases must bring comfort & love to so well your garden grows!
Keep sewing your love & bringing joy to anyone who sees them! Makes me happy to look at them. Thanks for sharing!

Roxane Lessa said...

I agree with Cathy! I'm so glad people make those charity quilts for others in need, since I don't! Great year!

Sherrie Spangler said...

I really like everything you've been doing. The art quilts are beautiful and the comfort quilts and pillowcases will be so appreciated. There's a never-ending need for the quilts and pillowcases, and quilters always come through.

francyne said...

I am very impressed with the quality and quantity of your work. I need to get busy myself!