Sunday, May 16, 2010

Around here it seems to be feast or famine when it comes to quilting work to be done.  This adorable octagonal quilt is Pat's crib quilt.  It was the first time I had put an octagonal quilt on the frame, and let me tell you, those angled sides are stretchy!  There was alot of smushing and pinning and easing that had to be done as a result of the fullness that is created when bias is in a quilt, but the hearts and flowers pantograph was widely spaced and made  the border look good after the fullness was quilted over.

The first little quilt went so quickly that I had time to do a charity tube quilt for guild friend, Myrt.  Our guild is donating over a hundred quilts to a local orphanage.  At first we thought that we would not be able to make enough  to give one to every child, and so we planned to give a quilt to each child that was leaving the orphanage because of reaching 18.  However, our guild responded so voluminously to this project that we are able to give every single child his/her own special quilt.

Today I'm going to finish Myrt's log cabin quilt.  And I have a few projects in the works that need cutting out.  And then, of course, tonight The Tudors is playing.  I'm hooked on these English history serials!

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