Monday, November 15, 2010

Quiltaid USA!

The last several days I was able to get a lot of hand work done while sitting beside the hospital bed of a loved one. I did all the hand applique on my BunnyHill Autumn Houses, and finished two blog hop projects. You'll remember the little candle mat that Heather Mulder Peterson posted a free pattern for during the fall blog hop and the needlepunch is from Brenda Gervais.  It isn't the project she posted, but one I purchased from her online store.
And speaking of Bunnyhill, I visited Anne Sutton's blog last evening and learned of the Quiltaid USA project.  I need to find out more, but I will encourage you to visit their site.  Things aren't perfect here in the USA, but when I read of the atrocities women endure in other countries, I thank God I live here. So in the future, you may see of few of the Quiltaid blocks appear on my blog.

Since nothing new came out of my sewing room this last week, I thought I would share the tree skirt I made several years ago.
It is a foundation paper pieced quilt of my own design inspired by a quilt I saw in QNM many years ago. It was one of the first projects that I machine quilted by myself.  I used a King Tut variegated thread and was very pleased with the result. Again, the back tells the tale of the quilting. Now that I look at it, I should do some quilting in the outer border. I have since learned that you need to keep quilting density consistent to get a flat, square quilt top! However, the presents cover it up when it is under the tree, so maybe there are other projects that have a higher priority. 
I'm praying for a pieceful and productive week. Lots to do in preparation for Thanksgiving.

6 comments:

Darlene said...

I hope your loved one is doing well and on the road to recovery.

Lots of great projects.

Aunt 'Reen said...

Cheryl - so sorry to hear you had a loved one in the hospital. Wishing them a speedy recovery!

Your tree skirt is Gorgeous! What a wonderful pattern you created. Your fabrics and quilting are beautiful too!

Stray Stitches said...

Hope all is well and back to at least semi normal on the home front! Your tree skirt is absolutely wonderful. Love the little hand projects too!!

Karen said...

The tree skirt is really nice. I need to make myself some little ones. I gave my daughter all the Christmas decorations several years ago when we moved to another state. Never did replace any of it.

Brigitte said...

The tree skirt is lovely. Good job on the machine quilting as well.
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Heirlooms by Ashton House said...

It sounds like you had a productive week, Cheryl, though I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Your tree skirt is gorgeous. You sure have a talent for quilt design. I look forward to seeing your future creations. And thank you for blogging about my giveaway and your kind words. If I don't talk to you before, have a happy Thanksgiving.