Saturday, February 26, 2011

Fun with Fleece

A couple of weeks ago I took 2 pieces of quality fleece and put a piece of flannel in between.  I quilted it with a football edge to edge pattern.  I am so impressed with how warm and comfortable this worked out.  It even washed and dried like a dream.  This was a lot of fun.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Janells' wedding quilt

I am so excited to be able to quilt Janells' wedding quilt.  She wanted a quilt with a Hawaiian flare to honor her Husbands heritage.  My take on this was a turtle quilt.  I put little flowers in the pinwheels and the edge triangles are the waves.  On the underside the turtles look like starbursts.  This memory will last for many years to come.

More QOV Quilts

I feel it an honor to be able to quilt these lovely tops that have been sent to me to benefit Soldiers who are currently serving our country. As a wife of a Police Officer I am aware of the sacrifice that takes place in order to serve ones nation and community.  These quilts are just a small token of our appreciation for sacrifices made in our behalf.  I will be forever grateful for the opportunity to be a small part of this.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Wedding Quilt

A few weeks ago I was able to finish my Nieces' Wedding quilt.  It was so much fun to piece and quilt my own quilt for family.  We started a tradition 20 years ago making quilts for each family member that got married.  For many years we tied these quilts and watched them shift and fall apart as they became only 5 years old.  By the time my youngest siblings got married I refused to tie anymore beautiful tops.  I took donations from family to pay to have them quilted.  I am now in the process of rescuing these tops and quilting them.  Janell's Turtle/Hawaiian quilt in on the machine right now.  It has been sitting in a bucket for several years.  The sewing itself has held up well.  Now it will last a life time of use and washing.

QOV-Quilts of Valor

Just finished 3 QOV quilts.  I was so excited to see the beautiful tops that the Basin Piecemakers from Eastern Washington sent to be quilted.  I am sure that the Soldier and their family who receive them will feel warm and loved.