Friday, January 24, 2014

Welcome Grow Your Blog Hoppers

Welcome to visitors from the Grow Your Blog Hop and regular followers alike.  Most of the posts on my blog are related to quilting.  I find that blogging about my quilting projects helps to keep me focused on them.
After reading the projects that quilters all over the internet completed in 2013, I realized that there were a few finishes that I never posted.  The three quilts below went to a quilt drive organized by Victoria Finley Wolfe of Bumble Beans.  They were sent to the Retreat, a shelter for women and their children who have left their own homes due to abusive situation.  Although it looks like I posted the same quilt twice, if you look closely, you can see they were quilted differently and the bindings and backings are different colors.

The pictures were taken before the quilts were washed so it is difficult to see the quilting.

 This quilt was started in the summer of 2011.  I kept putting it on my lists of UFOs to finish, but it didn't happen until September, 2013.  The pattern is from a tutorial by Sharon of Vrooman's Quilts  She made hers using a jelly roll. The background fabric is tiny primary color dots on white.  The accent blocks are tone on tone scraps. The grid quilting shows very clearly on the back.

In November, I was able to participate in a sew-in with some members of the Southern Connecticut Modern Quilt Guild.  The group finished  30 pillow cases for pediatric cancer patients and I took home kits and finished the 6 that are shown below.

As a reward for patiently viewing my quilts, you may leave a comment to be entered into a giveaway for two charm packs from Debbie Beaves' line of fabric "Lovely," and a cookbook, aptly named, Favorite Recipes from Quilters.  

Just leave a comment to let me know you stopped by.  The winner will be chosen by a random drawing and announced on February 15th.  Thanks for visiting and good luck in the drawing.