Friday, July 18, 2008
This is the second quilt finished in July. I do really well starting quilts, not so well in the finishing department. I love to use charm squares for a quick quilt. This one took 3 packs of an April Cornell Moda collection and is for a friend who is recovering from breast cancer. I have way too many friends, parents and grandparents of students who have struggled with cancer. I started making quilts as a way to give a lasting hug and to honor the gift these people are to so many. I quilt a small gift box shape into each quilt.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Using fabric from my blue tub and scraps from a Posh kit I bought from Quilt Taffy, I made this lap quilt for my sister-in-law Peggy's 50th birthday. Nothing fancy, yet these six inch squares represent the blue dishes found in her grandmother's Marthas Vineyard dining room. The colorful border looks like the gingerbread houses found in the island's historic Campground. The border and backing fabric are from Susan Branch's Vineyard collection. My husband will be delivering the quilt at a surprise birthday party this weekend.