Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Quilt for Japan 2

The post office notified me that this quilt was delivered to the Quilt Newsletter office in Golden Colorado on April 25. Here it is still a work in progress; but I did finish it before I mailed it. A friend and I are working on another quilt for Japan. If you are making one. Don't give up now. Keep going. April is the starting of the school year there and the children are still wearing masks to school. The radiation levels still fluctuate with the direction of the wind. They do need our love!

Work in some progress

We have been busy here these days. But still found some time to work on quilts. The pink quilt with birds with big eyes is a donation. I am working on binding. It is a simple Fibonacci square blocks and the squares are 2, 3, 5, 8 inches. The quilt is about 45 inches. The borders about 5 inches. Fast, fun and almost done.

 Picture 2, is a quilt from the book Birds of a Feather by Barb Adams and Alma Allen from Blackbird Designs. The final quilt will be 73" by 81" and there are pieced blocks among the appliqué. I am preparing several appliqué blocks ahead of time because DH will be receiving a most prestigious award at the land of Cervantes and I will have some airport time to put to a good use. What you see is some rough cut and glued/pinned pieces. The pieced blocks will be done later. Some of the blocks will have circles for "berries" and they are not here either.
Finally, DOQ, my local guild, has a block of the month. I love to participate on those. I forgot to take a picture of the ones from last month. These are the ones due now in May. Easy and fun. We make the blocks and someone will win them at the meeting. I do have many other "work in progress"; but that is a subject for another time. ;-)

16 Patch Star

This block was made using all the fabrics available for a challenge. It is 12.5 inches unfinished. The small squares are cut at 2 inches ...