followup to 7-21













Just thought I would share a couple different versions of the quilts from the previous post. Mom pieced the oh, so cute "Baby Picture Frame" featuring the pastel bears. I quilted it. (This was before she machine quilted) The colors are so sweet. We've got a few others in our files in primary colors that are just as cute. The star part probably show up a little better the darker colored ones so that changes the look.

This is an animal interlocking squares that I made but I believe
Mom had this one all kitted up. Maybe not though because I managed to NOT get those animals going in the proper direction. Directional print. Now if I decide to use my 1/2 yard of butterfly fabric on this one, trust me I will be mindful which way they will be flying. Doesn't mean I still won't get it wrong but I'll be mindful.

As I said before both patterns are in the Trudie Hughes Crib Quilts book. Both quilts look far more intricate to piece than they are.

I have already had a quilty day today without even turning on the machine---a box from Finn arrived. The quilt group meets on Tuesday so the abandoned blocks go to Sarah and the cut squares to Theramae. Other things I will piece---lots of ideas whirling around in my head and something to contemplate as I quilt this afternoon. I didn't get terribly far yesterday afternoon and didn't do the "2nd shift" after supper but it is NOT a race. Need to enjoy the process after all or why do it? Maybe tomorrow I'll have a unbound one to show you. Posted by Picasa

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  1. I enjoy reading about the quilts you and your group make to donate. I hope when I move I can find a group that is focused on Charity quilting.

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  2. I love the purple and yellow one. Such nice soft colors for a baby.

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  3. I do constantly have to remind myself that we are not in a race with each 9othe rto see who gets the most done. (besides I think jeanne would win..or YOU!) We just have to relax, create and enjoy our work!

    Fabulous as always!

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  4. You're right they do look complicated. I finally finished putting the borders on the Ring quilt top. I'll just put it away and start quilting as soon as this crazy heat is over.

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  5. cute quilts--you guys do such a wonderful thing and sure do pump out the quilts!

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  6. Beautiful yellow and purple colors!

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  7. Very nice quilts.
    It is true that we can sometimes get caught up in how much, or how perfect, or how fast we do our quilting instead of enjoying the whole process.

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  8. I wouldn't worry about the directional print fabric not all facing the same direction. Consider it a design choice. You want an animal to face the right direction, no matter what direction you are looking at it. In the Once Upon a Quilt pattern - which they are selling for $4,000, the figures are facing every which way.

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  9. I like both the quilts with the stepping stones in the corners. It is great to see the difference color makes.

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  10. What fantastic quilts your Mom and you make!! I think those picture frame ones are inspired..and a really work of craftmanship!! I'm learning so much from both of you...about alot of things, including passion for what you are doing..*VBS*
    I'm sorry to realize I spelled Theramae's name wrong..I was thinking there was one more m in there...sorry..*G*

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  11. Both those quilts are great-some child will love to cuddle with them.
    How often do you make something for yourselves?

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  12. great close ups LJ! And I am glad you are not pushing yourself so hard...I know how caught up we get when we know how great the need is-or how close we are to a certain deadline/goal! Hope Sunday finds you enjoying what you decide to work on!

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  13. Thanks for showing us all the quilts. It is very inspiring :-) I am so happy to hear your grandmother is doing better all the time !

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