Well, I am finally caught up with all my customers cute baby quilts. This is the third time this year I have quilted this particular quilt pattern for a customer--must have been a popular kit or a class project. It's a fun top to quilt.
I made this for my daughter-in-law. She is a soccer mom. Literally. They have 2 daughters playing in soccer tournaments this weekend: five soccer games. Since I have to ship this, she won't get this quilt until next week. Just in time for the next chilly weekend weather in Ohio.
Six and 8 inch strips from denim pants.
Here are the sunflowers. I love this funky freehand design.
Flannel Back (not a true color--I ran out of sunlight)
Bright yellow thread.
Their school colors are blue and gold.
I think it will show up just fine from across the field!
I received these two QOV tops from a group in Columbus, Indiana.
Pieced by Rebekah Coffman of Seymour, IN
Their story is interesting and I want to share a brief sketch with you~
Kathy Fruhner, who co-leads this group wrote: "There are about a dozen gals from "thirty something" to age 95 working on tops as well as one man from our church who wants to learn to quilt and comes from time to time. Since we started in April '05 we have completed 1,785 tops . . . in May we had a display of 169 completed QOVs at the church where we meet to work. We sent 15 to a program for returning Vets at the VA in Little Rock and 30 to a program for women Vets with PTSD at the VA in Albuquerque . . . we also delivered 122 to the VA Hospital in Marion, IN where they have a very active program for wounded and traumatized service persons."
So . . . I popped up my calculator and crunched 1,785 quilt tops in 5 years . . .
Do you realize that averages out to almost one top per day??
Pieced by Pat Richey of Columbus, IN
The colored strips are quilted with a continuous curve.
This creates a secondary pattern framing the feathers. You can see it on the back.
Now, you can see it on the front . . .
Your eye focuses on the colored strips and not at the line where they meet the white strips. Interesting.