Thursday, January 29, 2009

Feb Mtg

We'll be meeting this Monday and I hope we can get a few tops out of the Happy Blocks we're making for Heartstrings Jan/Feb project. I made 21 before the last meeting and the ladies took lots of novelty squares and 'framing material' home to make more (homework).

This little quilt is one 'experiment', inspired by the 9-Patch Pizzazz. I want to name it "Butterfly Sherbert"... It's for a 4yr old girl who is in foster care with one of our parishioner's daughter and she has some emotional issues. I even put prayer ties into it. We'll get it Blessed on Sunday and hand it to the little girl's gramma to deliver.

These two are for Alycia's QOV quilt quota (at present 400 is the goal). I'm not sure it I'll add another border to the red one, but I've named them, "Stars and Stripes Forever" (the white one)

and "Glory wrapped in Red Velvet" (red one).

I want to show the ladies a new block... Not sure whether the name of the quilt will be "PS I love you" or "Love Letters". It's an envelope block (5" x 7" rectangle) and a 3-d envelope flap on it. I'll take some pictures of it at the mtg. I only have some blocks made, but not put together.
I also have some more Black/White/Bright HS blocks to make, as I want to add to a small quilt that we have to at least make it 24 blocks (9"). It's up on my design wall, and I'm adding blocks as they get made. (Maybe I'll have the ladies each make a block).
I have not added any more blocks to Father Chip's quilt. I also want to know how he's feeling first. I can't post that in case he sees this blog.
I have had one of our 'machine quilters' agree to quilt a couple of our little quilts. I have the Bingo quilt top finished (Marilyn put them together and a nice green border, Dot G picked out the backing and I bought some great gold for the binding). I even ironed the binding so it's ready to add when we get it quilted. Perfect for a young person (42" X 53") to snuggle in. And so bright and cheerful!! (See a picture of it in the distance in the posting below)

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Jan Meeting- Fresh Start

Well, It was nice to get together and see what we would start out making for the new year. We had a couple of straggler quilts to finish...and one almost got finished during the meeting (Brindisi quilt).

Janet did a wonderful job piecing and quilting the baby quilt for this premmie (he was born in June and his twin died three days later. He seems to be doing much better, but his quilt was requested by one of the members).
I was hoping to put the missing borders on the QOV quilt, but we really didn't have any border fabric that could match. (Oh, darn, does that mean I have to make a trip to buy fabric??? VBG!!) We do have funds in the church account (all donations) that can be used, so I made a trip during the week and this is what I came up with for addtions to the church 'stash'. We also needed a little bit more beige-y type colors for Father Chip's quilt (the one that's the farthest on the floor in the photo below... I'll post a better picture of it as it gets worked on.) The other two tops are the "Bingo Quilt" and Happy Blocks that I made for the ladies 'samples'.

We found a backing for the "Quilt Bingo" quilt, in the center of the photo. (We took all the 10" bingo blocks that were used at our Dec mtg's bingo game

and Marilyn put them together beautifully, now we had Dot and Pat pick out a backing to go with it.) We even found binding which I'll take home prepare for that stage. I will post a close picture of that one, too.

Miriam and Margaret are busy working on the squares of novelty blocks and their frames.

Lorraine was busy in her spot. These blocks we're making for HeartstringsQuiltProject (Jan-Feb). We'll see what the ladies bring back to the next meeting to see what we send out to this group. We may even have a few tops put together! Here are some of our fun squares!
Can't wait to post more photos.....

Sunday, January 4, 2009

First quilt Blessed in 2009

One day before our meeting and we were able to have our priest-in-charge Father Paul Bless "Nightshades/Mints on my Pillow" during the 10am service. Of course, my grandson Malakai thought it was a 'coo-ell kooweeeahhlt" (translation "cool quilt').