Well, it's the first Friday of the new year - and Sew & Tell Friday is back at Amy Lou Who's!! Today I've got three quilts for the quilt ministry to show you - two that I made and one made by my friend Marsha!
Here's the first quilt - for a newborn baby girl! I found this cheater panel at Joann's - which made for a very quick quilt, since we weren't aware we were going to need a baby girl quilt! This little one snuck up on us.......
|The front of the quilt...|
|Detail of the back - doesn't the quilting look nice?|
|And a closeup of the front!|
Next up is Marsha's quilt, which is going to a woman who was just diagnosed with cancer. Marsha made good use of a "snow day" here, and whipped out this beauty!
This reminds me of sunlight in springtime - so bright and cheerful! (Excuse the fancy shot - Lilli's preschool teacher was holding it up for me! I forgot to take a picture and was on my way to deliver it!)
And finally, this quilt was made for a woman who will be going in for surgery on Monday. Not colors I would normally have picked, but the color scheme in her house is black, grey and red/maroon, and I just received a packet of beautiful black and white scraps, so it seemed like destiny! I also worked in some of the beautiful fabrics I received from Deb at Deb's Doodlings in New Zealand - she sent some New Zealand themed fabrics for us to use in the quilt ministry, and this is the first quilt we've made using some of them. The pattern is Karrie Lyne's new Moda Bake Shop design, Java Stars.
|"Night Stars" - (don't you love that red barn in the background?)|
|The back - I love Kona Ash!|
|And detail of the quilting!|
So those are the first three quilts for the quilt ministry in 2011! Be sure to check in over at Amy Lou Who's Sew & Tell linky party to see what everyone else has been doing!!
On a different note, I got to spend some face-to-face, real-life time with a fellow quilt blogger today - John'A Lee of The Scrappy Appleyard! It was so much fun to meet someone I had only exchanged e-mails with before - and we found that we had a lot in common! I can't wait to meet some of the other quilt bloggers in my area - maybe we should have a get together!
PS - Be sure to check out the giveaway at The Plaid Scottie - she's had 10,000 hits and boy is she celebrating!!!
And Ann over at Renegade Quilter is having a giveaway, too - who wants a jelly roll of French General (besides me, I mean!)?