Saturday, April 28, 2012

Red Letter Day (Days)

Had a "red letter day"....actually a couple of days.

The quilting group that I belong to here in town got together yesterday and today for a retreat -the first one to which many of us had been.  We visited, ate lots of yummy food, and even got 2 group quilt tops made.  We plan to donate these as finished quilts later this year to a children's service in our county.  
I suppose this should be called our best efforts for Earth Day.  We brought scraps from our stashes.   Nothing new was bought for these two quilts! I had purchased the red for another project and then found something else that worked better.  Love the frame it makes for the string blocks.
The pattern of the top quilt is Arkansas Crossroads.
The bottom is a Scrappy String.

Friday, April 20, 2012

A Teacher's Love Helps Us Grow

 Here is a layout of one of each of the different colors of handprints.  The hands are traced from her students' hands.  Their names are written on the leaves with a pigma pen.

Here is a close up of part of the center of the quilt.  It is a 3D pinwheel that I found directions for online.  Very easy - the only hard part is the bulk in the seams.  I appliqued the "stem" for the pinwheel.

I love the sashing batik.  It has all the colors of the handprints in it.
This is the center of the center.  It will have a white strip above with friend's name and school embroidered on it.  That's being done professionally. LOL Then a bottom strip of green under this strip will have a quote embroidered.