Every year I make quilts to support Shults Lewis Child & Family Services in Indiana. We love going to their Annual Day every year and enjoying food, fellowship and fun!
This year though, my hands have been working against me. Maybe it’s an age thing, maybe it’s too much of a good thing, I don’t know. So my offering this year is different than years past.
The first is a way outside of my comfort zone quilt! I used some large, bright Kaffe Fassett fabrics in a pattern that is also not my usual cuppa tea. We’re calling it Kaleidoscope because it reminds us (Rick, his mom and I) of one.
It is quilted with a leaf pattern on the body of the quilt and the meandering flower in the border. It’s about 70″ square (I love square quilts!) and nice and cozy.
The second quilt is one I saw on a magazine cover. I don’t usually get magazines anymore but I had to try this one. And now that I’ve made it, I’m happy. I used a different type of color palette for fall than the usual…
The pattern is by Sherri McConnell and called Fall Dash. I love the churn dash block, that’s probably why this appealed to me so much. But fall colors aren’t my fave for fabric, so I used a FQ bundle that was something I could work with. I love the bits of pink in the pumpkins. I can see the pics aren’t showing the quilt that well, but it is what it is, right. Called this quilt “Happy Fall, Ya’ll.” That just cracks me up.
Finally, the last one is a panel quilt. Not my usual either, but quick and fun.
So first we have the best buds from Toy Story, Woody & Buzz. It’s got a small border with the aliens on it and was lots of fun to quilt! I outlined the guys and THEY SHOW ON THE BACK! So very fun. It may or may not show in the pic…
How about that, Buzz and Woody on the backs! Kind of a fun surprise!
So that’s what I’ve accomplished with a bum hand. Most of it was before it got bad, probably the cause of it, but I was determined to do what I’d planned. “You’ve got a Friend in Me” HAD to be made.
My MIL also is donating a few projects she’s made, so hopefully some decent funds will be raised for these kids.
Have a great weekend, ya’ll.