Staying Connected #64

Creating with our fabric …

From Linda R … I had a friend request a drawstring bag. Here is the 1st one.

… and another new scrappy quilt made with fabrics shared by a special friend and letter fabric. I think it is fun and I love it.

And also sent in by Linda R … Here is a scrappy quilt made by Esther. It was made from Community Quilt scraps for someone in the community. I absolutely love this very special quilt.

From Donna … Using up leftovers … The main block is half a snowball. I arranged the blocks differently in both quilts (Quilts 1 and 2). They look totally different and have their own personality.

Quilt 1
Quilt 2

Of the  pieces I cut off the snowballs (in Quilts 1 and 2), I arranged these blocks differently as well. The polka dot ended up being a wheelchair quilt for a friend …

Polka Dot Quilt – using HSTs

… and the 30s one ended up as a baby quilt.  Nothing left!!

30s Quilt – using HSTs

Diagram from the The ShopMartingale Blog

From Darla … This is a quilt from a Jelly Roll Race workshop our guild here in 100 Mile House had to make quilts for Lytton.  This was the one I did. Still on evacuation alert here (July 20) but so far all is okay.  Hard time to sell a house. 

From Tere … Started this quilt to use up some small pieces in my stash. Broke my wrist half way through so cutting and quilting was a challenge.

It will be donated to The Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre.

From Eleanor … This is Cristina De Miranda’s mystery quilt, Arcturus. I am going to try one more, with a dark background, and also to reaffirm why I don’t do foundation piecing 😁.

If anyone is interested, her instructions and attention to detail are the best I have ever seen and worth trying.

Cristina De Miranda’s website: Ships & Violins

From Arlene I … I decided to join the Grow- a-Quilt quilt along and started by looking for an orphan block. I found several plus a couple of completed rows from the Summer Fun Quilt Along started last year. Decision: begin another project or complete this one. The choice was number two.

There are several techniques involved: checkerboard, half triangle blocks, paper piecing, hand appliqué, machine appliqué. The hanging is hand quilted with the exception of the lettering which is machine quilted.

Completed yesterday, it now hangs on my wall. I am pleased with the result.

Thank you to Linda R, Esther, Donna, Darla, Tere, Eleanor and Arlene I
for sharing their quilts.

Flowers of Summer