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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Tuesday Friends

I haven't blogged about the activities at my Tuesday Friends group for a while.  We've been having fun putting the finishing touches on some raffle quilts. We're hoping to raise funds to pay for some supplies that we don't tend to get as donations, like batting and rotary blades. 

Here's one we did with ugly striped fabrics and a few solids mixed in. We didn't think they were ugly any more after it was put together with sashing and borders.  Now we all want it!

And we're learning how to get blood out of a quilt when we stab ourselves with a basting pin. Hydrogen peroxide is a miracle worker!

Here's a log cabin that we had a lot of fun with. We're still learning about what constitutes a dark versus a light in order to create the effect we want. The red centers pull it all together. We really like the unusual arrangement of blocks. It's an interesting design, don't you think?

And here's a different raffle quilt I just finished to raise funds for a Little Earth basketball team in memory of Trini, their biggest fan and scorekeeper after he was unable to keep playing. I hand quilted this one with a big stitch and perle cotton.

Do you see Rhea in the peach shirt above? She's becoming quite accomplished at machine quilting. She quilted this star quilt made by Jolene. They both did a beautiful work and can be very proud of their quiltmaking skills.

And finally, here's Mary and Caitlen (sorry if I spelled that wrong) with their most recent star quilt. They only have one corner to add.

I love how the colors move from strong to delicate. It almost looks like it's twinkling. Gorgeous!!

I can't wait to see what's in store for us tonight. It's always a surprise to see who shows up and what projects await.


Susan Dyer said...

Good job on your blogging. What an inspiration!

sjohns said...

I agree--the log cabin layout is great!