Thursday, June 15, 2023

Linda & Wendy

Happy weekend quilters! I've got a few pretty quilts to share from CiL's wonderful longer-armers. Linda sent in this beautiful batik quilt with one of her recent boxes of block drive quilts.

I love the colors and textures on this quilt; the quilting suits it perfectly. 

Wendy sent in this quilt that shows off the scrappy fabrics with some of the tops she longarmed for us. 

I made a somewhat urgent quilt delivery to our main hospital this week. They got down to only one quilt left, which was a first! We're still doing well on our stash, thanks to so many of you!

The juvenile alligators are cruising again at the nature preserve. I'm always keeping an eye out for their mama!

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Friday, June 9, 2023

Odds and Ends

 CiL received a nice big box this week containing yardage, some jelly rolls, and one donated quilt. There wasn't a name, so if that was you please let me know! Thank you!

I didn't put together a finish post this week, but I've got some in-progress shots of what I'm working on.

I paper pieced this Mariners compass center from batiks. I don't much care for paper piecing, but sometimes it's the only way to get a certain effect.  Every ?$!#! time I paper piece I think I've learned my lesson and I won't have short seams or run out of a fabric. And then there I am picking through the trash for the tiniest pieces to make it work.

Anyway, I made it stretch. I attached the compass to a solid background with bias tape and now I'm building out a top with interlacing borders.

Hambone here is always by my side and trying to help. Hope you're all having a good start to your summer!

Thursday, June 1, 2023

Assorted Block Drive Quilts

Happy Friday quilters! This weekend I have quilts from Linda to show you. Linda has been such a busy worker bee for the past couple years helping to finish CiL quilts.

This geese quilt was Linda's contribution to the Sept/Oct 2022 drive, she made this one entirely herself. I really like this quilting design with the loops. 

This quilt is from the 2021 red, white, and blue stars drive. I recognize a lot of Mina's fabrics in there. 

Linda assembled and quilted the blocks. I know that quite a few of you helped Cynthia with her red white and blue churn dash drive. She's going to make that a yearly thing, so I hope it helps to scratch that patriotic quilting itch.

Next, 3 fall colored quilted from the 2021 Tall Nines block drive. There have been so many of these and I still love them!

Counting this post there are 29 done so far and posted on the blog. Six are done and not photographed yet. Two are out with a volunteer quilter. And 7 are still in block form. That's adds up to 44 quilts from this one drive once they're all done.

The Fall Tall 9s block drive was CiL's most popular block drive ever, by far!

I'm sure the runner up is one of the string drives, but I don't know which. 

I love the variety of patterns and color palettes these fall quilts have, the benefit of having so many different quilters participate! Hopefully soon I can have another block drive, but in the meanwhile watch Cynthia's blog, as the next block drive for Compassion Quilts should launch this weekend. 

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