Thursday, June 9, 2016

With a Lot of Help from Friends and Family

Another Dancing Nines, a Bonnie Hunter pattern. This one will be going to the USO airport lounge here in Houston. Super easy pattern, especially since I am always making four patches and nine patches as leader/enders.

The backing I think suits it quite well. This plaid fabric was a gift to me from my sister in law, Gloria. She is such a blessing to me, always finding fabric to add to my stash!

I didn't even try to resist taking pictures of this one all over the place. That cat is Midnight. He belongs to the next door neighbors, but feels perfectly at home here, too, as you can see.

One more! I do like red, did you notice?

My friend Sandy made this one following instructions for Mary Johnson's Autumn Leaves. Mary has so many free patterns available on her website. This one is really striking. It, too, will go to the local USO lounge at the airport. Deb, these are your fat quarters you so generously sent! Thank you so much.

The backing was in the latest batch of gifted fabric from my sweet sister in law Gloria. It is perfect for this one!

All the growing things in our yard are showing off their beauty after all that rain we had.

There are so many things for which to be thankful in the wonderful world the Lord has given us to enjoy. I hope you've found plenty of them!

Hugs and kisses,


Sheila said...

Beautiful quilts, Elaine. Red is such a happy color. Very patriotic, too. The USO is such a good organization. I sure your quilts bring much comfort, warmth and love to those in need of a quilty hug when they are away from home.

Susie Swanson said...

Beautiful and I love red too. The USO is a wonderful thing and they help so many. You have a heart of gold. I hope you have a nice weekend. Hugs and Love. xo

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Gorgeous quilts! There is always so much to be thankful for - if we just look.

Karen S said...

Wonderful work with your dancing nines. And of course the red in the front and on the back is perfect. Your SIL has a knack for finding some lovely backings.

Wendy Tuma said...

Love the red quilt, and the back is just right for it. Sandy's quilt is lovely too -- fun to see the contrast of the two quilts. One bright and energetic, the other cool and calming. Thanks for sharing!

Thimbleanna said...

Two more great quilts Elaine! I found myself thinking I really should pop into the USO if I ever go back to quilt market in Houston just to look at your quilts!

Wonky Girl said...

Those quilts turned out so wonderful. I'm surprised how the fq's played so well together. Let me know when ya need more. Everything is cut from from stash, lots left. I have a backing piece that will make you smile, mailing this week. I also found the bright prints on black, those will be in the box too. Mr. Black Cat does enjoy your garden, I would love to lounge there too.