Sunday, April 29, 2007

Quilty, Warm Weekend

Later: I'm adding a P.S. at the beginning. I got this idea from - darn, I forgot who it was - anyway, this is my POST #100!!! Anyone who comments on this day's blog (before I post another) will have their name put into a pot for a small drawing. I'll send the winner a prize, as yet undetermined, but it'll be wonderful, of course. :-)

Even though it was a gorgeous, warm weekend here, I spent most of my time inside sewing! I ate meals on our deck, and I took a couple of short walks outside. Otherwise I was really on a roll and didn't want to stop. Recently I found some blocks I had forgotten I had. These were made by other people in response to some challenges I coordinated. I had such fun putting them together! Look at all the colors I got to work with!!! A couple of these were made earlier, but most were put together this weekend, along with another one that is not pictured here... and I quilted one top. I couldn't do more, because I ran out of batting. I had no idea I was that low on batting.
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Some people are able to wait and post pictures only after the quilts are completely done. Not me! I want to post these right away because it's too hard to wait until they'll be quilted and done. I want to share the pictures right now!

So here you go. These quilts will be going to Wrap a Smile and to Project Linus. Enjoy!
This is a crumbs block top made by me. I like making crumbs when I need some mindless sewing. I love how bright this one turned out!
The one I wanted to quilt today, but I ran out of batting --

A cheery yellow and green one!


I'm not crazy about doing borders, so I decided not to use any on the next couple of tops. You may think they need borders, but I don't want to! So I'm not going to! Dum dee dum... quilting is supposed to be fun! I sure had fun making all of these!



This red one will be going to Project Linus.


This is the only one I got quilted this weekend. The four patch design was inspired by Missa B. and her 4-patch challenge at Sunshine. This one is going to Project Linus as soon as I get a binding on it.



Tammy S. shared this fun setting with me. I love it and plan to use it again. (Thanks, Tammy.)

Here's a link to another quilt of mine, going to a different collection. This is going to a veteran through To The Top. Mary is helping by quilting it, and doing a lovely job. Thanks, Mary.

Hope you all have an excellent week!

31 comments:

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Whoa!! was that just one little weekend!! I love the colours,and the green border on that first one is fabulous. What a great body of work and all for a good cause, thanks for visiting, tracey

Anonymous said...

Carol, those are awesome quilts and I can't believe you got so much done in one weekend, especially a nice spring weekend like this one. You are going to shame me into getting busy and assembling all the tops I have pieces for around here!
Beth in PA

JudyL said...

Carol, such cheery and bright quilts. They'll definitely make someone feel loved.

Leah S said...

I think it was Tracey who just hit 100 posts. Or at least somebody from Australia. :)

Tracey said...

The quilts are so bright and cheerful! The kids are going to love them!! I see a couple of my blocks in the green one, and the wallpaper one, too!

Great job!

Norma said...

Very nice quilts! I particularly like the setting of the quilt called, "Swirl"!

Anonymous said...

Wow you sure had a productive weekend! The quilts look great.
I have a box of fabric to start making the crumb blocks for donation quilts...I agree mindless sewing sometimes is just what we all need.
I just love the wagon block, very fun. It is so nice of you to donate all the quilts to these causes.
Kathie

YankeeQuilter said...

I want to know just how many cups of coffee and bottles of Dr. Pepper/Mountain Dew does one have to drink to get all that done in one weekend!!! Great job and I'm sure the kids will love those quilts!

joyce said...

What a bright wonderful assortment of quilts. I love the spiral setting on the last one.

Anonymous said...

Grat job, as usual, Carol. Glad you had fun and such a productive weekend. Always good to see your lovely and creative quilts.
Joanne, IL.

swooze said...

I saw your heartstring quilt on another blog and have to tell you the setting is gorgeous! You did a terrific job!

swooze said...

Where did you find the little red wagon block? I love it!

BrendaLou Scott said...

Carol--you got some serious piecing done, girlfriend! I played with my grandaughter and took her to a parade. Not too productive, but making memories is important too.

anne bebbington said...

What a lot of different quilts - and hey! if you don't want to add borders don't - after all it's your quilt and the quilt police are probably still in Paducah!

Anonymous said...

Wow - you have been sooo busy!! I really love the setting on the quilt that Mary has just quilted (beautifully done too!)

Cheers .... Anne

Sarah said...

Carol -

Congrats on making it to 100 posts! Thanks for sharing all the pictures of the great quilts!

Sarah

Helen said...

That is a great setting on the last quilt. Who says every quilt has to have a border?

Annie said...

I love your sense of color!! You also did a really nice quilt for Heartstrings that is on that blog too - your work is great!! Keep up the work........

Laura said...

You got a lot done! I love the bright green border on the first one. But my favorite is the yellow, red and blue one. Very French looking!

gwen said...

Thanks for sharing so many nice quilts (even if they are not quilted yet!). Like Laura my favorite is the red, blue and yellow one. It definitely looks french (Guess how I know!). At the beginning of my blog time I tended to show only finished quilts as well but now... I even show lonesome blocks! I am looking forward to the next 100 posts from you. Take care.

Diannia McDonald said...

I love your use of yellows in your quilts. I always include a bit of yellow even if it is itty bitty or on the label. LOL!!

diane said...

Enjoyed the "fun setting" quilt Tammy shared with you.........intriguing I'd say.
Actually they're all wonderful and will be loved.
Looking forward to your next 100 posts............
Rosemount, MN

Anonymous said...

wow I love all the quilts you have been doing
I can`t wait to see what you get up to next
Beth Au

Laetitia from malta said...

Such an interesting and colourful hobby! Only this morning I saw a poster saying there was a quilt show in Malta, never knew they had them over here. So I'll make it a point to go and see it now.

Jane Weston said...

Wow you've been really busy. Those quilts are beautiful and sure to warm someone's heart. Count me in for the drawing I love surprises...and congrats on making 100!

Tracey @ozcountryquiltingmum said...

Do I get extra credit for commenting before there was a prize. I think it may have been me you read but I stole the idea from darlene! Quilts still look just as great! Tracey

May Britt said...

A lot of great quilts- Happy blogiversary.

Sharon said...

Woo Hoo, what a great bunch of quilts! Very bright. . .which is something that I ordinarily would not be drawn to. . but I love them all.

Keep up the great work!

Carol E. said...

Tracey, you get a bonus for two messages... I will put your name in the drawing twice. :-)

Norma said...

Carol

Thanks for the message you left on my blog. Unfortunately, I can not send you my address because I do not have your e-mail address. Please e-mail me your address. Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Carol,
I love your bright beautiful quilts! The swirly setting for the red and crumb quilt is lovely. Would you be willing to post the directions? I'd love to try it.
Ashley