2011 has been overly busy and I will only have two entries for the show. Just picked up the quilts from Lori Schmidt, a long arm quilter who lives nearby and now binding is being applied, labels made and hanging sleeves attached. I love the textures Lori created with her big quilting machine. Will just show you some close ups for now as the quilts are not officially finished.
The first one I named Jamaican Nights and is intended as a wedding quilt.
The second quilt is my first attempt at applique - a number of us in our quilt history study group - Liberty Ladies - decided to do this pattern by Lori Smith - From My Heart to Your Hands. It is Elizabeth's Pride but for me it was Applique 101!
Just completed is Block #39 in the Civil War Quilt series by Barbara Brackman. Hovering Hawks...
And most important is this little 6 1/2" patriotic block which will be mailed off this week.
In case you haven't heard about this comfort quilt project, visit http://thescrappyappleyard.blogspot.com/2011/09/star-block-fabric-example.htm for more information. A young soldier was recently killed and instead of a wedding which was to have taken place last week, a bride-to-be and the family must make funeral arrangements. The call has gone out for blocks...won't you please consider making one? Update - just reread the info and they are asking for an additional block to make a quilt for the close friend who was with the soldier when he died.
Thank you for stopping by to visit. I hope you have a good week and may all the autumn roads you travel be filled with beauty.