Monday, May 19, 2014

Finished Star Quilt

Here's the star quilt after I quilted it and my friend Jenn R. did the binding:
finished star quilt
(Photo taken at the church, with my phone.) The organization we made the quilt for is the VA Puget Sound Fisher House. It's a place that serves veteran and active duty military families when they have a loved one in the hospital. The young women from church made enough blocks for a second quilt, and our church group donated quite a bit of other household items as well to help the Fisher House out. It was great to learn more about this organization and I'm sure we will make more quilts for them in the future.

I've also been buckling down on another quilt from my Simple Squares pattern. I'm making this one for a good friend, and hoping/planning to get it finished this week, in time to enter into the Blogger's Quilt Festival. Here's the top before I put the borders on:
Borders aren't my favorite. But I got them done, and the back made, and the quilting is almost 75% done so far. I'm doing big free motion quilted swirls; here's a section of the back:
So I have more quilting and then binding in my near future. 

One more thing--random.org chose Lee B. as the winner of my Giveaway Day potholders. I'll be starting on them very soon, thanks for being patient, Lee!

 

3 comments:

Dielle said...

The star quilt turned out great! Cool idea to have the YW make quilt blocks.

And I LOVE the colors in your simple squares quilt! Stunning!

DIane Warburton said...

The colourway of your simple squares quilt is gorgeous and I also love those few large pattern fabrics you've used to great effect.

Regina Diniz Outeiro said...

So beautiful!