Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Wednesday Works-of-Charity

Yesterday the Gammill was humming...and I was humming Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow as I worked on the first of two charity quilt tops! If you recall the Whacky Ladies Sew-In Day in July, the finished quilt tops are starting to come in. First up was Carolyn's, maker of the cute baby quilt in yesterday's post. She made a Yellow Brick Road top from Christmas fabrics, including a lovely soft red flannel that feels wonderful.

I decided to use Suzanne Earley's Holly and Ribbons design from her
Meandering Magic book. I had just done something similar on a Christmas quilt back in July, so this went very quickly.

Then on to Sharon's quilt top. She made up a design using some donated fabric.
It features little watering cans and bunches of cherries. I decided to refer to one of Darlene Epps' Pocket Guides on meandering designs, and sure enough, she had a cherry pattern that I somewhat copied.

Both of these quilts will become "Quilts on Wheels," for residents in rest homes. They are limited in size to 45" x 45" or less. They make up quickly and the quilting goes fast. We are committed to providing 200 of these this year. And we are off to a great start!


SewCalGal said...

These quilts are absolutely lovely and your quilting is fantastic. How nice of you and the quilters to make these for charity. I'm sure the recipients will love them and it will bring them good cheer!

Thank you for all you do!


Judy Alexander said...

Wonderful quilts and so generous of you to do these for charity. Love your quilting.

Unknown said...

Those quits are awesome...
you are really great to do those chariry...
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