Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Three Finished

The three quilts I've been working on for the Hurricane Sandy survivors are complete!  I was boxing them up last night and realized - I need a bigger box.  And then I decided to start another quilt to add to the number.  I got it cut and the individual blocks assembled last night.  Maybe I can get them put together tonight.  We'll see

This is the latest one I finished for that project.  It is Bonnie Hunter's free Trip Around the World pattern.  It was easy and went together pretty quickly, but not nearly as quick for me as it was for her.  I don't know.  Sometimes my brain kind of jumps the track with instructions.  Anyway, I did finally finish it and it turned out pretty well, I think.

Here's a look at the backing.  I hung the quilt on the chicken yard fence to take pictures and of course the gate was closed.  Hetty was NOT happy.  She wanted to get out and kept bumping into the gate.  Funny chicken.

We don't get a lot of fall color here usually, but I was struck the other day by how pretty these vines on our neighbors' house are.  I missed getting them photographed before the wind blew a lot of the leaves off, but they're still mighty pretty.
If you're looking at this post on my web page, you may notice that I've added a button on the right side for Bonnie Hunter's Easy Street Mystery.  I've never done a mystery quilt, never had a desire to do one, but I thought I would try this one.  The above blocks are my first step.  I really hope I like it, but they could always morph into something else.  (That is something that happens in my sewing room a LOT!)
I am so behind in posting.  I really have no excuse except the general busy-ness of life.  I'll try to do better!
I do hope you're finding plenty to keep yourself busy!
Hugs and kisses,


Sheila said...

Girl! You have been to busy sewing to blog. Love the trip around the world quilt.
I have a feeling, just a hunch the 4 patch blocks are for the border of the Easy Street. But I could be wrong : )

Karen said...

Lovely to see your wonderful donation quilts. Well done.
And good luck with the mystery quilt. Hope its loads of fun.

Thimbleanna said...

You're amazing Elaine! You get so many quilts done -- and for such a good cause!

Kathy ... aka Nana said...

Good job on the donation quilts!

What unique colors you've chosen for Easy Street. I can't wait to see your Step 2 units.

Brenda Kay Ledford said...

Your donation quilts are lovely. How kind of you to give these to the folks suffering from Hurricane Sandy.
Your quilt patterns are beautiful. You are such a talented person.
Have a great day.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

How very sweet of you and the quilts are beautiful! A mystery quilt sounds like a fun thing to do. Cant wait to see more!

Susie Swanson said...

What kindness. Those folks will cherish them.. I love both but the Trip Around The World is so Beautiful. I have been wanting to try one of those and I have the pattern for it but due to some sickness and this Dental work I'm having to hold off.. Hopefully next week will tell the tail for me.. I went this week and they couldn't do anything until I took Antibiotics. I don't do good with those things at all.. No one really does.. Take care, Susie

Oiyi said...

What a generous gift! I sure the quilts will be greatly appreciated. We were hit really hard by Hurricane Sandy, but luckily we only had minor damages to the house. So many people lost so much. It makes me so sad.

BJ said...

I had to laugh when you mentioned fall colors as I look out my window and watch our third snowstorm of the year! We are buried under a good 2 or 3 feet of snow! I think I'll pack my suitcase and be at your doorstep soon. Love ya!

BJ said...

And BLESS YOU for making those lovely quilts to ship to those in need!

Susie Swanson said...

I have been popping back and forth on this post studying your Trip Around The World Quilt.. I have wanted to make one of these for so long.. Hope you don't mind me peeping in from time to time.. I'm also visiting over at Bonnie's ..