Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sharing Quilts

I love sharing quilts! Last week I sent this quilt top to Margaret's Hope Chest, to be given to a child in Michigan. Read about the organization at the button on my sidebar. I ran out of time to get it quilted, which she said was fine, but I wanted to be helpful. Wish I had managed to do so.



This week I gave away my scrap quilt. It was a door prize and a challenge at my guild's retreat. Last year I won a Bag O' Scraps purse... full of scraps that had been generated during the retreat. I also won the prize that the previous year's person made... a cute, scrappy purse (I won a purse and a purse).

So when I won the purse full of scraps, I had to decide what to do for this year's prize. I decided to do a total random look, and made this quilt. I was a little nervous about its reception, but apparently it was oohed and aahed over. I'm thinking just the fact that it was a quilt was a nice part of the surprise, not that it was so overly gorgeous. But, I'm glad the crowd liked it. I was not at the retreat, so I'm getting this all second-hand.

The woman who won my quilt is pictured here with it... she also won the purse of scraps, so she has a year to make something for next year's winner. It's fun to watch the traveling Bag O' Scraps and see what each year reveals.









Aren't quilts just great? Even when they're not the most gorgeous on earth, they're still so fun and cuddly! I love giving them away to people I know and don't know. Now please excuse me while I go make another quilt..........

6 comments:

goodnightgram said...

I am always so amazed! And look at that beautiful photo on the deck, with the quilt on display! BEAUTIFUL!

True Blue Nana said...

I love quilts too. I sleep under one my mother made every night. In my guest room is one my grandmother made. I have yet to keep one of my own. I just love what she did with the scraps. I should use white more often. It really sets off the fabric.

Niki :-) said...

very nice. I love scrappy ♥

Tiruba said...

The white does make the colors pop. It looks like abstract art. Beautiful.

Sharon said...

That's a great idea for a retreat treat! I'll have to pass that idea on.

Your quilts are wonderful! You're so generous with your time. Good for you!

Lynda said...

I do love making scrappy quilts and using white as the background. Very nice. Also, I was looking at your post from Nov 7 and wondered where I can buy a lefse griddle like in the picture. I have a paddle that belonged to my Aunt but she used her wood stove. Nothing tasted as good as her lefse.