Sunday, February 8, 2009

Wild Thing


I posted in the past about out Whatever Craft Group at church. People bring in their leftover fabric and we make quilts for new babies, foster children and each year's H.S. graduates. I kind of fell into the rotary cutting. (Wasn't as painful as it sounds) Our rule of thumb is cut 6" wide strips if they can be at least 18" long. The rest goes to 6" and after those, 4" squares. We try to work with donations, only buying batting and sometimes backing material. The strips are used to make a 6 hour quilt which is a quilt-as-you-go. We are trying to get ahead on our large quilts for the graduates since May will be here before you know it. Some of the ladies only want to tie, so I have used the 6-hour pattern to make just a top. I liked these colors. I'm pretty sure when I show it to the group the most positive comment will be that it is very bright. I had fun putting it together, but I don't really trust my style choices. Hopefully, someone else will love it. Be sure to click on the image to get a better view of all the fabric patterns.

8 comments:

Mildred said...

I love the colors. What a fun idea to make quilts for grads, babies etc. This is truly beautiful.

June said...

I love it! I love the brightness and the various shades of blue.

Renna said...

I can't imagine it not appealing to anyone, it's so very beautiful!

Vonita said...

It's great, Mary. Blue is my favorite color, then add in the pinks and reds and it really warms it up.

Aunt Dinah said...

The quilt is not only colorful but it's beautiful. I really, REALLY like it.

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tipper said...

I like the colors-whoever gets it will be a happy camper! Neat that you guys do this-very nice.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Very nice! I especially like the one fabric with the merry go round and the quilt show..
You do very colorful work, and someone will just love it:)