Saturday, October 23, 2010

Seasons & Charity Quilts

I was reading a blog this week and found out that I am in the 'winter years' of my life. I'll admit, that sounded a little discouraging to me, even though the writer said it was just another new beginning. Well, I'm well into that season so guess I better hurry and get things done before I pass from this life. I was thinking I was more into the Fall season, which happens to be my favorite time with the cool, crisp mornings and colorful trees, which are beginning to turn in our area of Georgia. Just this morning as I was walking and dreaming along, a deer quickly bounded across the road right in front of my path, whew, what a neat sight to see, though!

Anyway, as I was viewing my 'to do quilt list' I realize what I thought were quilting priorities turned out not to be so this year after all, since my list hasn't dwindled down near enough and it is October. However, I have quilted several charity quilts this year so I think I'll at least check that off my list. Here are some from this week, working on some freehand designs with a circle in a circle.
And here is the back of another baby charity quilt.
Guess I better go work on my 'list' (I love lists) while I still have some time left!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Dr. Seuss Quilt

Are these not the most fun fabrics?? I don't think you could make a quilt that would not be cute using these. So, for a grandchild on the way, it'll be a Dr. Seuss quilt.
I'm using the above pattern by Atkinson Designs to feature all the fabrics plus a few pictures from the Dr. Seuss panel, featuring the Cat in the Hat.
Here is a much overdue block for a quilt friend's 50th birthday! Wow, that's beginning to seem so young..........Back to cutting out fabrics for the baby quilt!

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Flower Pots, Finally!

Hmm, I know it's been a while since I posted but I have finally completed the left side pot of flowers on my current applique project, Flower Pots by Kim McLean. I am happy with all these flowers except for one and I keep debating on whether to change it. Do you see one that stands out and could use some improvement? I usually don't like to 'unsew' but I may have to do it to please my eyes. Maybe I've just looked at it too long. Thanks for any comments!